I have a HP Proliant ML350 G3 server with a HP Smart Array 641 contoller and an internal HP Storageworks Ultrium 460 tape drive.
My server is running Windows 2003 Server Std edition SP2.
I have 3 drives (in a raid 5 config) partitioned into C: = system drive (OS) and D: = data partition.
I would like to take an image of the OS (with current settings/config) I am not too concerned about the Data partition for the image.
Can this be done through HP OBDR (One Button Disaster Recovery)? If so my questions are as follows:
1) Do I need specific backup software to use OBDR? - currently use good old 'NT Backup' to perform backups of the Data Partition.
2) Does anyone use the OBDR utility and is it an enterprise solution??
Once I have backed up / imaged the OS I will restore the image to a fresh set of disks to disks to test the integrity of the retore - therfore my contingency plan is that I have the original disks that make up the current disk array (labelled - so that I can recreate the original setup if the restore is not integrable).