Acronis True Image Drive Or Norton Ghost ?i
Posted on 2004-09-28
I have a network that consists of the following
1-windows 2000 server (data server) that acts like a file server - Users data & applications data.It is a a domain that has
dns and DHCP enabled.
another windows 2000 server that is also a domain controler ( Communication server) that has ISA server and Exchange Server and SQL Server on it.
(SQL is only for testing purposes for now).
This server has also DNS and DHCP installed
Both servers replicate perfectly.
My event viewers are clean except for the Mxrb error (for the election of master broswer bug).
My network is of 25 workstations.
I am backuping up my data (around 20GB) everynight from one server to another , so every server by itself contains all data.
on top of it , I have bought a Firewire HDD of 200GB and am doing a daily backup on it (only changed files ) using Backup magic.
It is a truly nice piece of software !
I need a way to create an image of those servers as they are so in case of failure or whatever , I can simply plug in the new HDD and boot !
I was thinking to get a new HDD similar to the one I have installed on each server , install it and make a "clone" of the actual setup and then uninstall that HDD
and keep it for emergency.
If anything happens , I would just need to exchange HDD and just update my Data files.
Is this doable ? is it the the least time consuming ??
I really need a good way to do this.because It took me some time to fix all this setup !!