Running Ghost from one server to another with another RAID Driver..

Posted on 2008-10-28
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I have a Server DELL 1430 Running a Silicon RAID 1 Controller with 2 Harddisk connected to it
Now I need only to change the harddisk with the controller
I will install PERC 5I and Replace the harddisk to be a SAS Disk insted of SATA

I am looking for more information regarding to how to Clone the contect of the Harddisk from the Old Device to the New Deivce
What is the best software for this

Question by:Housammuhanna
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The product you're looking for is Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery (server version of Ghost).  You will image the server change the drives and/or controller.  You should be able to restore without changing anything.  If you do have any issues you can restore using the "restore anywhere" option which is usually used to restore to differnt hardware.  If that is the case than you would do a "restore anywhere" restore and run the dell openmanage to reinstall the drivers, otherwise shouldn't have any issues.


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THanks for you help, but the Q is as I dont have a Licene for this software, is there any way to use the Normal Ghost or other software that I can include the Raid Driver with it
I did not try Symantec Backup Exec Recovery yet
I dont know . does it support RAID
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paulsolov earned 100 total points
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The software does support RAID and can image from any type volume, be it IDE, SATA, RAID, etc.. to any other type of hardware because of the restore anywhere feature.  When you load the bootdisk to do a restore it includes the drivers for the storage and if it doesn't click a button to install driver and point where the driver is located.  When Restore Anywhere does its thing it will wipe the HAL and install the new storage driver.  Most of the time you will not need to do the restore anywhere and should be able to restore to the volume on the new drive.  If not the options takes care of the rest of the installs.

You cannot use the the normal ghost since it will pick up the OS when you install it and is only for workstation OS


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Housammuhanna earned 0 total points
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Thanks alot . I will download the software and check it
The result should appear on next Thursday


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