best way to clone or ghost SAS drives to SATA SSD drives?

Posted on 2009-02-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
First time to post!!!

I currnetly have a Dell server with 6 SAS drives. I need to replace the SAS drives with SSD drives. My PERC5I controller is setup with multiple RAIDS. It is setup with dell standards - C drive in a RAID0 with a RAID5 for data. the PERC will not allow swapping a SAS drive for a SATA II drive. What is the best way to clone the SAS drives to SATA II drives with out loosing any data?
Question by:DeanT27
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    Assisted Solution

    Depending what clone software you have, creating an image of current system into either external drive or DVD media. Break the array, install new drives, and restore the image back on new setup.

    Author Comment

    Thanks Punky,
    I think I misunderstood how ghost would work on a RAIDed drive. Now that I have tried it I better understand it. I have replaced the RAID 5 drives and copied the data back to them. I am still having a problem with the dos driver to ghost to our ghost server, but I am sure your solution will work once I can ghost the main drive. I will be contating Symantec this morning to resolve the driver issue. After I have completed the ghost imaging to the new drives I will accept your solution.


    Author Comment

    Still having problems cloning an image due to ghost. Had to upgrade to latest version to be able to ghost a RAID drive. Upgraded software but having licenseing problems now. Will let you know more after fixing license problem.

    Accepted Solution

    Wanted to give an update...

    I still have not cloned the drive for my server. I was attempting to use ghost , but using ghost is not that easy to do when you are imaging a RAID drive on a Dell server. I have been in contact with Symanatec support for over two weeks now. After upgrading the software and downloading 15 different drivers I still have nothing to showfor it. Is there any software that is designed to image servers and RAID's without much of a fuss? I need to get this task accomplished very soon. Thanks.

    Author Comment

    I messed up. I meant to accept Punky's solution and not my own. Please close this question and award Punky the points.

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