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Ghost and Windows 2000 Server

Here is my scenario:
- Running SBS 2000
- IDE harddrive that contains the operating system is showing some "bad block" errors, so I would like to replace it ASAP.
- I do not have a good backup of the system drive and have not been able to create one (they tape drive is small and unreliable)
- I would like to Ghost the drive with the lastest version (10.0), and restore the image to a new IDE drive in the same EXACT computer.

Will this work??

I have done searches and read that the SID is a problem, but in this case I am only changing the drive and everything else will stay the same.  I also have read that Ghost 10.0 is not recommended for 2000 Server.  Even thought it is not recommended... will it work??
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
i would avoid ghosting an AD install....you can sysprep a base image and reload that to avoid SID issues, but ghosting AD is a no go in my books, plus you are running SBS which gives you another problem all together

you can trial it but i am not sure how far you will get   Acronis true image is better for server imaging
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sseymour33Author Commented:
Why are AD and SBS a nogo with Ghost?

Why is Acronis better?
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
you get issues when you restore a ghost image with AD, i do anywayz which is why i dont do it

Acronis is designed with server in mind, ghost is not
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sseymour33Author Commented:
I never really got a great answer to this question.  I have decided to use an version of Live State from Symanatec to image the server.
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