I have a peculiar case here. I have simple SharePoint 2010 Farm having total two servers only. One server acts as both the WFE and App Server and the other is a DB Server.
Now, the Server is at SharePoint SP1 Patch (I know it is very very old). So we thought of getting it patched up to SP2. However, somehow some binaries got deleted from the server and hence it would not let us upgrade to SP2.
So, now here is what I plan to do -
Add another server to this existing farm with the same patch level i.e. SP1
Decommission the old server from the farm once everything is there on the new server
Get it to SP2 Patch level
So, now here are my questions and doubts about this process -
Does it seem feasible or possible to do this?
When I add a new server, do I need to make it load balanced with the old server as they have to have the same roles? Would it not work without using load balancing on the two servers.
If not load balanced, how does the process work - example, say I am a user and I browsed a site, so that request goes to which server ?
Any other option that anyone can suggest to get this farm to SP2. That is our ultimate goal, whether we achieve this by following the above plan or by other.
Thanks in Advance.