Windows Thread, Server HD Cloning in Technical; Can anyone tell me if by doing disk to disk copy with either Acronis or Ghost on a W2K Server ...
30th April 2010, 08:46 PM #1
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Server HD Cloning
Can anyone tell me if by doing disk to disk copy with either Acronis or Ghost on a W2K Server will copy across shares and permissions.
Cant do it with Tape Drive as too much data for tapes
1st May 2010, 05:26 AM #2
I highly doubt it. You'd need a Ghost or Drive Image type program that worked within Windows. Mapped network drives are initialized in Windows, not in DOS, as Ghost runs in.
You can't run Ghost and Ghost over the network, but you can run Ghost and transfer the resulting .GHO file over your network, easily.
1st May 2010, 05:59 AM #3
yes ghost works fine as it clones the drive and drive shares are stored in the registry i think. But it definitely works ive used it on 2k and 2003 servers with no problems before
1st May 2010, 08:36 AM #4
Using the proper version of Acronis will also do it correctly - i.e. Acronis Enterprise rather than Home. I highly recommend it well over and above the usual Ghost/BESR solutions.
1st May 2010, 01:02 PM #5
I'd use Ghost, it will copy the disk correctly and maintain all shares and permissions.
1st May 2010, 02:43 PM #6
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just an update and for future use. I succesfully cloned the data drive from a w2k3 AD server retaining all permissions and shares with Acronis Home. 60gb of data in about 30mins. Tested and all works a treat.
Thanks for input
4th May 2010, 08:38 AM #7
Excellent, glad it worked out for ya!
Originally Posted by boogster
Last edited by danrhodes; 4th May 2010 at 09:10 AM.
4th May 2010, 10:49 AM #8
Yeh I use Acronis for this all the time.
Great piece of software.
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