I have Windows 2000 server loaded on a Dell PE with hardware RAID 5. While data is backed up to a tape drive, I need a way to restore the OS and applications quickly. I WISH I could do a full image (Ghost, etc) but I understand that this is not possible because of the SCSI RAID setup.
My question is this: Can I use XCOPY to simply copy all the data to network attached storage or an external USB drive? Is there a better solution? The idea is to minimize recovery time of the applications and Windows settings. I have an ERD and the data is backed up, but what's a fast way to restore the apps?