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Mirror a Server

I need to Mirror a windows 2000 server computer to another computer so i have a backup. What is the best way to do this. I am looking for a software recommendation
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dallasgrp
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jeffrashCommented:
The best way I have found is via Ghost 2003. It’s cheap and works on both servers and desktops.

The easiest way to do it is to ensure that your server has two partitions. Ghost the OS partition to a file on the opposite partition. Once that is done, log back into the server and just transfer that file over the network to the other machine so you have a backup.

If the original server dies or gets screwed up you can just use that image to restore the server.
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
I agree Ghost is a great option.
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dallasgrpAuthor Commented:
Ok well

The easiest way to do it is to ensure that your server has two partitions. Ghost the OS partition to a file on the opposite partition. Once that is done, log back into the server and just transfer that file over the network to the other machine so you have a backup.

Do I have to do this with a partition. Cant I just set it so it copies the contents of one computer to the other. If so would you not recommend this?
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dallasgrpAuthor Commented:
Do the hard rives need to be the same size for ghost to work?
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
no... hard drives do not have to be the same size...  but if the data the exists in the ghost image exceeds the size of the targeted disk drive, the image restore will fail.

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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
And you don';t have to do this with partition... you can create a ghost image directly to a network location....
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dallasgrpAuthor Commented:
I am going to post a list of ghost questions because this question is closed please look for them
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jeffrashCommented:
You asked: Do I have to do this with a partition. Cant I just set it so it copies the contents of one computer to the other. If so would you not recommend this?

I recommend that you Ghost it locally as it's faster and less intrusive ot the network. But if you want you can Ghost it over the network to a share onanohter server.
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