What Imaging or drive clone software works to Image or drive clone SBS2008 standard to larger RAID1 drives?

Posted on 2010-09-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I need to Image or drive clone SBS2008 standard RAID1 drives to larger RAID1 drives. Has anyone successfully done this? If so what software did you use? I have ghost solution suite 2.5, but if that does not work I am open to other solutions that have been proven to be successful.

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Question by:Murrdog
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Alan Hardisty earned 100 total points
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I regularly use Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery Server and there is a cheaper version for SBS users, which brings the price down to a reasonable level: 
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Coast-IT earned 100 total points
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We have used Doubletake to perform DR in a SBS2008 environment which will do the job ;

They are actually mentioned as a supported provider at ;

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Use Acronis True Image for server, that one always worked for me. If you are restoring on different hardware you'll need universal restore module
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by:Lee W, MVP
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A free solution that should work... though it will be a little more time intensive...

Use ImageX from a WinPE boot CD to image the drive to an external hard drive, then restore it with imagex.

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boxerenterprises earned 100 total points
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We've used Acronis for many years for SBS 2003 & 2008

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I Think that you can certainly run a test with a bootable GHOST CD from GSS. SInce no network is needed, the simplest boot CD should suffice.

If you can see the RAID 1 as a single drive, then you are all set.
If WINDOWS RAID 1, then you might need to break the RAID first

I hope this helps !

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With SB2008 being the domain controller  will my ghost solution suite 2.5 have a problem with that? My raid 1 is a hardware raid.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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by:Lee W, MVP
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WinPE uses WINDOWS drivers - so if Windows can see the drive (and it has to - it's installed on it) then you can use those drivers in a WinPE boot CD and then image to an external drive drive.

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thanks to everyone and there tips and for sharing.

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