Old Linux server about to die.....What now
Posted on 2009-05-12
So I have an old Dell Poweredge 1400SC with four IDE hard drives, all setup as RAID 0. The drives (at least one, possibly two) have been whining loudly and last night the machine crashed. The machine runs a couple web apps and runs Linux Red Hat 7.3. I have a full backup of the entire ROOT directory using Symantec Backup Exec with the Linux agent. What is the best option to keep the software as-is and replace the hard drives? I'm not a Linux guru and I basically need to somehow clone all 4 of these drives to new, fresh drives and get the server up and running again. The machine is running again now, but it's only a matter of time before it's down again. Thanks.