How can I accomplish the following:
I want to Ghost my SATA I RAID, remove the controller and HD's, install
a new SATA II controller and HD's and restore the image.
The procedure I would use is this:
- Install new SATA II controller driver
- Shutdown server, restart with a BARTPE disk with USB support, and
drivers for both controllers
- Take an image with Ghost 2003, on an external USB drive
- Shutdown, remove old controller and HD's, install new controller and
- Boot into controller BIOS, Configure new RAID
- Boot with BartPE, create partitions, format new RAID
- Restore the Ghost image(s)
- Cross my fingers, and reboot
Would this work? Are there issues?
What about the SID's? Won't Windows 2003 complain you added new
hardware? (It is a standalone PDC, no BDC's)
Am I correct in assuming that a drive has to be larger to be able to
hold the image? Or is this only a Ghost limitation? Are there imagers
that don't have this limitation, that I can use with BARTPE?
Can you take an image of a logical drive, instead of a physical drive,
and restore it succesfully?
Say, the original RAID has 2 partitions, one of 80 GB, and one of 160
GB. Usage is 10 and 20 GB respectively.
Can I successfully take an image on a external USB drive with 2
partitions of 50 GB???
A lot of questions, I know... If I'm in the wrong newsgroup, feel free
to point me in the right direction!
Thanks in advance,