Backing up an SBS server, then restoring to a larger partition.
Posted on 2007-04-03
Having trouble with our SBS server. For some reason there is no sace left on C (2%free), so we want to enlarge the available space by backing up, formatting the drive & creating a larger partition, then restoring the server onto this new partition. We have bought a copy of Norton Ghost, although v10.0 is incompatible Ghost 2003 has installed fine to a second HDD (drive F). Making a backup is not a problem, but we are uncertain about how to recover the backup if we format the machine. We can take an image of the C on an external HDD, but would we have to reinstal SBS & Ghost on to the formatted machine before we could restore the backup, or can the image be restored onto a blank partition.
Also will increasing the size of the partition create any problems when trying to restore a backup taken from the original?