Replacing a Domain Controller's Hard Drive using Acronis type cloning
Posted on 2008-11-02
My network has 2 Windows 2000 domain controllers (yes I know what someone is going to say - still using windows 2000!) - anyway the one that is the FSMO Role holder and Primary Time server has the bad Hard Drive. It is currently running but I do not know for how long - upon running a weekly backup I got 2 bad spots on the hard drive. The Backup Software indicated that there are in fact 2 bad spots.
Anyway as I mentioned before this is the FSMO Role holders for all roles except Schema Master. It also provide DNS and DHCP. I have an Acronis type clone backup from this weekend so it is within the 2 month window of a "recent backup" for Domain Controllers.
Can I just go ahead and put in a new drive and restore the Acronis Type backup and it should work OK? - or will I run into a situation where I will have to perform a netdom - or will it be worse - like my DC's start chewing up users.
I greatly appreciate any help!