Hard disk problem with Server 2003
Posted on 2006-04-07
I have taken on a new customer that has a Windows 2003 Server running on a Dell PowerEdge. I found out from the customer that they did not go with a disk mirroring option and of course, the drive has started to fail. It's a brand new server with an 80GB serial ATA drive. I went down to the local computer parts source, picked up another SATA 80GB drive and attempted to mirror the existing drive only to find out that even after scanning for bad tracks/sectors, I was only able to mirror the data partition and the boot partition would fail in the mirror process. Dell has sent the replacement drive so now their will be two 80GB drives mirrored but I'm wondering if there is a way to duplicate that information onto the new drive? I'm thinking that I'm going to have to document everything and start from scratch.
Is there another way? They do have Veritas Backup version 9.1 and I believe there is a way to recover from one of the tapes but I’ve never done that before. I know that it is backing up the entire drive C: and all of the data on drive D: