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    How do you Image a RAID'ed Server?

    Hi,

    Is it possible to image a server using GhostCast Server if the Server has a hardware RAID?

    Basically, I am very short of disk space on the c:\ and I plan to image the Server; backup the D:\; put the image back onto the server with an increased partition size; restore data back to d:\

    Has anyone managed to do this? I'm fairly nervous as this is my SharePoint server!

    Thanks,
    Alan.

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    You could use Ghost32 from windows, this way the Raid Disks would be recognised. Also depending onyour Ghost version, I think the newer versions later than v8.3 have built in RAID Support?
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    Done this plenty of times.

    It's no different to ghosting a workstatrion IME.

    You may have to use WinPE with RAID and NIC drivers added - that depends heavily on your hardware, but beyond that I've never hand any problem.

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    Brilliant! I thought it was possible but I needed to check before going ahead with it. So you just Ghost the Server as if it was a regular workstation? Good stuff! Would the RAID and NIC drivers not be part of the image?
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    I was talking about the O/S you will be booting the server from to take the image.

    With the odd RAID card I've come across PC-DOS couldn't see the disk / partition.

    If you use the WinPE O/S, then you may have to add drivers for the NIC and / or RAID to the WinPE image before Ghost can read the drive or talk to the GhostCast server.

    I've never had cause to use Linux to Ghost a server, and have never looked at how to add drivers to that.

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