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Hi,

Does anyone know of an Imaging/Ghosting product that can handle RAID arrays on an NT4 box?

This is a Dell PowerEdge 2400 That's running a web page and that's about it....

Oy...

Thanks!
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If it's hardware raid you have a shot depending on the controller.
Generally boot partition on NT4 can be ghosted with the RAID BIOS support alone.
We've used it successfully on AMI (HP and DELL) based controllers and on Qlogic 2200's (over FCAL) using BIOS support alone but I've seen a lot of reports of people needing DOS ASPI drivers


From Norton:
"Ghost can sometimes create and restore images to hardware level RAID systems if you load the appropriate DOS ASPI driver to support this. Load the DOS ASPI driver when you create the image file and again when you restore the image file. DOS ASPI drivers can usually be obtained from the RAID hardware manufacturer."

From Powerquest:
What RAID levels does VolumeManager and ServerMagic support?
VolumeManager and ServerMagic 4.0 support the following RAID levels:
-  Hardware RAID 0
-  Hardware RAID 5
-  Software RAID are not supported on Windows 2000 Servers.
NOTE: If a customer is using NT software RAID level 1, they can break the mirror and use VolumeManager then resize the partition and then re-establish the mirror.
NOTE: VolumeManager and ServerMagic 4.0 also work with Hardware RAID 1 in most cases, but for backup and speed reasons we recommend that you break and either delete or remove mirrored drives.)  Some customers are even using it with Hardware RAID 10 successfully; however, we have not tested this in house.  If you experience difficulties we would be happy to test your hardware RAID 10 Server in house, you can contact our technical support for further details.

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