Solved

Replace Hard Drives on Windows 2000 Adv Svr DC

Posted on 2007-03-17
5
186 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
I have a DC running Windows 2000 Adv (one of two.) It has two drives which are mirrored.  I've work with support and the existing drives are bad so they sent me two replacement drives.

My question is what's the best way to transfer the existing data from the old drives to the new?
0
Comment
Question by:escorrego
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 87

Expert Comment

by:rindi
Comment Utility
If both existing drives in the mirror are bad and unreadable, then just replace both drives, set up the mirror, and reinstall the server. If the data is still accessible, remove the worst of the bad drives and replace it with one of the new drives. Depending on the raid controller you are using you can do that while the server is running. The Array should then rebuild. When the rebuild has finished (there should be a utility with which you can monitor the array and also if the rebuild doesn't start automatically to start the process), Replace the other drive and again repeat the above.
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:PUNKY
Comment Utility
If you have imaging software such as Norton Ghost, Arconis True Image, Bootit-Ng, etc you can clone.
0
 

Author Comment

by:escorrego
Comment Utility
I have ghost but is it compatible with 2000 server? Would it be pretty stable to clone a DC? How would it effect the bad sectors?
0
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
PUNKY earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
Depending on ghost version, you might need to update to support it. Contact Symantec for support, I think update is free. Dont worry about bad sectors now, just do a disk to disk image, then you will be fine.
0
 

Author Comment

by:escorrego
Comment Utility
Thanks for your help.  I'll see about upgrading and doing a clone.
0

Featured Post

Shouldn't all users have the same email signature?

You wouldn't let your users design their own business cards, would you? So, why do you let them design their own email signatures? Think of the damage they could be doing to your brand reputation! Choose the easy way to manage set up and add email signatures for all users.

Join & Write a Comment

As hardware bugs go, this is a strange one! I upgraded a laptop in December 2011 with a 512GB Crucial m4 2.5-inch/9.5mm SATA Solid State Drive (SSD), Crucial part number CT512M4SSD2: http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT512M4SSD2 …
The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.

772 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now