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I use DriveCopyV4 to make exact copies of my hard drives.  It works well in 98/ME but it will not work in W2KServer.

Hardware: 2 Maxtor 30Gig7200Spin drives.

I boot from the 2 DriveCopy floppies and exwecute the command to make a copy of drive 1 to drive 2.  As I've said, it works well in 98/Me, OS/2 & DOS.  I have a seperate drive for each OS and an identical hard drive for each copy.

When I make a copy of W2KServer, it executes OK.  But when I try to boot from the new copies drive I get the error message that tell me that there is no OS associated with the Boot.ini file.  
I only have 1 hard drive in the machine at boot time.  I've compared one boot.ini file with the other and they are identical.

Any ideas 'How To' make an exact bit to bit copy of one W2Kserver drive to another?
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Use Server magic from powerquest.com.
Did you check to see if Drivepro will  actually work with win2k Server ?
Most copy programs do not !

Also look at the professional version of Ghost - there is a version for Servers also.

I hope this helps !
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I try them & let you know how it worked out.

Do you know of a way to copy bit for bit at the hardware level?
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ryan, you can't replicate Windows 2000 server or workstation installations as you would a Win98 workstation as you must take the SID (Security Identifier) into consideration. You can backup the server install, but you must adjust the SID before it will boot. See the Windows 2000 server resource kit in the MS Knowledge Base.

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dennis,

Checking.
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-Why not mirror the drives & leave the spare on the server incase of failure of disk 0 ? This way the data will always be as current as possible.
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DriveCopy cannot replicate a server installation. My original comment stands.
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