Here's our scenario, and I'd greatly appreciate any feedback or better methodologies:
We need to take an existing Win2k server (DC) with term services and financial DB on
it, (non SQL based) and essentially "image" that intact to a new IBM server
This is a small business, so we can take them off the network after 4 pm.
The existing Dell was poorly built, no raid, volumes too small, etc.
The *Old server*
Dell 2600 series tower, 2 scsi drives, Win2k server SP4, * no raid*
C, D, and F drives locally.
We plan on using Backup Exec 10, to backup completely to new external AIT tape drive.
IBM X series 236 server with 6M raid card, 3 73 gig scsi drives & hot spare
Identical drive containers built on the box before installation of OS takes place.
Will be same version of win2k, SP4
(With a 2nd identical scsi card for the external tape drive for restoring)
Procedure that I have in mind:
Install Win2k, SP4 server on new IBM server box to *temp* (as in \\2ktemp) directory, local install only,
standalone server. Create same logical volumes, C, D, and F as original box,
Make 2k boot floppy with original boot.ini
Copy IBM raid driver including oem.inf file to boot floppy and to \temp
Copy IBM hal version from \winnt\system32 to \temp directory to have on hand.
copy native Nic drivers to \temp directory
Follow Backup exec standard procedure to restore data, system state, etc
from AIT external tape drive
Once restored, boot first into local mode \2ktemp version from floppy, and
Copy scsi driver for new IBM raid card into \\winnt\system32\drivers
copy hal*.dll version from the temp installation to \winnt\system32
Boot from Win2k server CD, press F6, and feed it the raid driver from floppy.
Choose to repair the restored install in C:\winnt
If necessary, use the Win2k server CD to boot and use repair options
to let setup refresh the computer's hardware (including HAL) and perform an in-place upgrade while maintaining programs
and user settings. .
References for repairs I've used in the past, but have had mixed results using
Lastly, it would be great if someone has done this exact task, hands on,
and would write up a step by step for how to deal with possible issues
that will arise after a restore of this kind from tape.