The reason this question has 800 points is because it is really tough. Okay Lets start -
Problem Scenario -
One of the IT Companies who contract us from time to time have had their server die. Upon closer inspection by our hardware specialist their motherboard has died. Since it is a 4 year old Custom built Server the parts are no longer available.
To top it all up the customer hasn't been doing any Backups for 4 months because unaware to him the receptionist had been lazy to change the USB Backup HDD.
Server Description -
2 Hard Drives in a RAID 1 array.
RAID Card - Adaptec 2410SA
Desired Resolution -
According to me the best Resolution at this point in time would be
1. Take the snapshot of the connected DISK using Symantec BAckup Exec 12.5 or Acronis True Image Echo Server 9
2. Convert the image into a .vmdk file and load it into a virtual machine
3. I heard this is possible to do using SYMANTEC BACKUP EXEC., I need to know HOW??
Help Required -
1 . As stated above in the resolution I would like the exact procedure on how to do this. We have both Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 and Acronis True Image Echo Server at our disposal.
2. Also I would need some help in understanding how to perform the above operation if it was RAID 5 with 4 drives . Instead of RAID 1 with 2 drives.