oook... i know how to use ghost... and how to create a boot disk. i can successfully image a laptop drive to an external drive (usb).
here's my problem ... i am not very familiar with RAID setups. i have an old server running Win2000 that has 2 RAID 1's over 4 drives. two of those 4 drives hold the OS/programs, and they have very little space remaining on them (so little, that no applications can launch). the server is useless until i get it imaged to larger drives. this server is a Dell 1500SC with PERC 3/SC
i went through Dell to get 2 larger scsi drives. have them on hand now.
** i need STEP BY STEP instructions for imaging with ghost, and getting the server up on the new, larger drives. (to be clear, the drives in bay 0 and 1 need to get replaced. the drives in bays 2 and 3 should stay).
i tried to ghost the drive awhile back, and discovered that the server was not recognizing the attached external usb drive (so i had nowhere to send the image to). my ghost boot disk works fine on my laptop...it can see the external usb. maybe i didn't have the external drive connected before i booted the server? i can't remember... any other ideas on why it would recognize the external drive on a laptop and not the server?
** in ghost, should i be ghosting Disk to Image? i am assuming i want to use this option...that it will create an image file that i store on the external drive, and then i'd replace the scsi drives, and then use the Disk From Image option ???
** also, when the ghost boot launches, it says something about marking a drive. what is that all about?
here is a view of the RAID setup : http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/8109/raid9bi.png