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I want to install a replacement drive into an NT Server. The drive being replaced is the primary drive.  How can I do this without having to re-install and then restore from a backup?  Is there a quicker or better way?
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Shawn Connelly earned 300 total points
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You're going to 'love' me for this answer!

Duplicating your NT server hard drive can be done very quikly and easily using these following steps:
1. go to www.ghost.com and download Binary Research's free demo (30 days) of Ghost.  It's about 700k.  This program will make an exact replica of your NT server (FAT or NTFS).  Follow their instructions.
2. Make a boot disk (w/Win95, etc) and place the Ghost.exe on this disk.
3. Shut down your server.
4. Add the new HD to the secondary IDE channel or plug into a free SCSI id.
5. Boot server on floppy
6. Run program and select the appropriate settings.  Make you you know which drive is primary and which one is secondary!  The last thing you want to do is copy the new blank disk to your good one. :-(
7. Execute the Ghost program!  It will have made an exact duplicate of your server drive in minutes!

Good luck!
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I hope this doesn't make any difference if I am using SCSI Hard Disk Drives!!!!!
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Nope, SCSI or IDE...doesn't matter.  I've used Ghost with both interfaces.
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