How to install / transfer Windows Server 2003 to a new raid controller

Posted on 2007-10-05
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Hi!  I'Ve just bought a 3Ware Raid controller for mirroring.  I know I first have to boot up with the raid install so that Windows 2003 can detect it.  One it's done; what is the best way to transfert the windows server 2003 hard disk (IDE) to the new Raid Controller (SATA)?  Can I make an image of the OS and just put it on the new raid?  Will it work?
Question by:polycorjsp

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I can't say that it can't be done, but I would advise against trying to do that.  I would suggest doing a fresh install of the OS on the RAID.

I have never had much long-term luck with taking an image of a computer and moving it to another machine... but, that might just be my luck.  :)

Hope this helps.
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Yes it can be done:

I had a similar problem and used Acronis. Some other Backup utilities, I have seen others have problems with.

Here's the Scenario I went through:

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