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Transfer Windows 2000 OS from IDE to SCSI Disk

I have:
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1. Windows 2000 server with server applications installed on IDE disks. bootable from IDE
2. One SCSI controller
3. One SCSI disk

I need to:
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Mirror image the IDE disk on to SCSI disk and boot from SCSI disk and remove IDE disks.

Thanks in advance and any Help is much appreciated.
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rasikaw
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Make sure you have the OS setup with the correct drivers for your SCSI controller then I'd do a software mirror.  You will then have to to create an entry in your boot.ini file for the mirrored copy.  Note - it will be noteably different because SCSI and IDE use a different ARC path.  Have a look here: http://www.windowsitpro.com/Article/ArticleID/15154/15154.html
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grayeCommented:
If you already have both the SCSI card and disk installed in your system, then the drivers are already there.  (It doesn't matter if there is anything on the disk or not).  Since modern times, the "ARC path" used in the Boot.ini have been the same for both IDE and SCSI, so that generally won't be problem.

I'd suggest you use Ghost to "clone" the IDE hard drive to the SCSI hard drive.   Ghost is not free (but it's reasonable!) and can be done from a Symantec "Recovery Disk" or from good ole MSDOS.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
graye - did you read my link - it specfically mentions Windows 2000.
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grayeCommented:
leew - yep I did...  The "SCSI" ARC name is a hold-over from the WinNT RISC platform.   It was a way to support INT13 via a driver file rather than in the BIOS (which was required when you had a non-x86 based server).

All modern SCSI cards on x86 platforms natively support the INT13 hooks and therefore don't require the use of the "SCSI" ARC name.... they run just fine with the "MULTI" name.  In fact, I'd bet you'd be hard pressed to find any running system that is using the "SCSI" ARC name.

But no matter... this dialog isn't helping the guy who's asking the questions!
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