We have an existing Windows 2000 Web Server and another box for the Database Server. They both use SCSI drives 18GB. We are building two new boxes, with 36GB SATA drives. We want to copy the entire setup of both existing boxes to the new boxes so that we don't have to rebuild everything from scratch.
What is the best way to do this?
We own Ghost, but haven't tried it. We also tried this:
To test if it was possible, we used Windows Backup to create a system state backup, thinking we'd only have to change a few drivers and be up again. But we restored this to the new box and Windows wouldn't open, even in safe mode.
We'd like to be able to do this remotely if possible, but do have USB maxtor drives we could attach to the boxes.
Any suggestions of the best way to do this without taking the existing boxes down? They are live websites and database and we can't have them down. Maybe in the wee hours of the morning but that would require it be done remotely, as we don't have wee hour access to the boxes.