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Ghost Image

Hello everyone,

Is it possible to ghost a server with specific hardware and re-image another server but with different hardware. I have a Dell server that I want to ghost and install the image on a HP server. Will this cause any issues?
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Dave_LaSalleCommented:
See
http://www.symantec.com/themes/ghost/index.jsp
Simplifies image management and reduces the number of images needed for deployment by using DeployAnywhere technology to deploy hardware-independent

and
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Backup_Restore/Q_23861346.html
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clniesenCommented:
If it is windows server, you can ghost it to the new server but you will most likely need to do a repair install and (if needed) reinstall drivers.  One way to make sure this works is to use something like PlateSpin Migrate:

http://www.novell.com/products/migrate/
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Darius GhassemCommented:
You should not have any issues imaging a server. You will have to do a repair from the CD so that the image would get the correct HAL and RAID driver.

If this is a DC then do NOT do a image of the server.
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SysExpertCommented:
Also if the server license is OEM, you may have activation issues.

 I hope this helps !
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RickvoyageAuthor Commented:
Hi, Dariusq

When you say repair from the CD does that mean from the 2003 server CD?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Correct.

Look under this section for steps.

How to Repair Your Installation of Windows

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325375
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clniesenCommented:
If it is a DC, you can sometimes backup the system state and do a restore of the system state to different hardware (after the OS is installed or base server ghost image copied).  You also would need to do a repair install afterwards.
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RickvoyageAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys!
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