Cloning Windows 2000 drive to a new drive Plus getting RAID to work afterwords
Posted on 2003-11-15
I'm having a problem cloning Win2K to a new hard drive. The original hard drive has physical damage on it. A case of HDI. This drive is part of a RAID 1. It was the only surviving drive. I can't rebuild the array with the damage as the controller card won't permit it. I've attempted to clone this drive to a new one using the latest version of Ghost. I've tried the switch -ia, and just standard ghost with no switches, to no avail. It clones great, but when I try to get the array put back together, I get an error saying the last 64kb of this drive has problems. This is where the damage is on the original drive. When I said to go ahead anyway, it blew the data off both drives after the array went through its rebuilding cycle even though the imaging performed by the RAID utility said it was successful. I'm using the Promise Technology FastTrak TX2 controller card. Fortunately, I've safeguarded the original surviving hard drive and this is being done with two new drives. Is there a way to just drag and drop the entire contents of the surviving hard drive to a new drive like I used to be able to do witn Win95/98? I am running out of solutions and I really need to get this RAID back on line this weekend. HELP!