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Move Windows Server 2008 from a SATA drive to a RAID array

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I have a Windows Server 2008 Server that is currently using an 80 gig SATA drive as the system drive and a 6 TB RAID Array for Data storage.

I want to move my 80 gig drive to the Array and get rid of the 80 gig drive all together. Whats the easiest way to do this?

Do I have have the new partion on the Array at the beginning of the drive or can it be at the end?

What method would you recommend for imaging? There must be a free method out there that is reliable.

Will the built in windows imaging work?


BTW I would like to stay away from installing anything extra on the system drive.

Thanks
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by:Seth Simmons
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Do you have the ability to add additional drives to the raid controller?
I'm thinking that if you can add 2, create a raid 1 with those 2 and install windows there.
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I personally use Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery.  You can download it and get a 60 day trial.  I have used this on a number of servers.  I have moved servers to bigger drives, different hardware entirely or even just as a disaster recovery method.  I would recommend that.
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by:beatified
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Seth
I am using all 8 ports on the controller so no I cant create a raid 1.

Chickensaur,
Can I run Symantec from CD or something? And will it allow me to load RAID controller drivers during boot?
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by:beatified
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Oh yeah does my system partitions need to be at the beginning of the drive to be bootable?
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