Moving SBS 2003 to new drives on same machine, how to preserve/migrate settings

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Need to install new drives and migrate settings from previous install of sbs 2003 on old drives.  what do I need to backup/how to migrate settings, user accounts etc, efficently?
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serchlopCommented:
The best option to migrate to a new hard drive or a new array, is to make a clone of the old hard drive with a tool like norton ghost, acronis or something like that.

If you don't have a license for this type of software, then you can use free utils like DriveImage XML http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm but maybe you could have to create the partitions manually.

Another great tool is snapshot drive in http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/intro.htm The best of this tool is that you can try it for a month and you don't need to install anything, just run the tool and use. Copy the exe file to your server. Then you can start your server with a windows bart pe cd or with dvd installation of windows 2008, windows 7. Maybe you would have to load your storage driver when you boot with the dvd or make the bart pe image with the storage drivers for your server included, then only run the snapshot.exe and follow the steps in http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/back1.htm
After that restore the image to the new hard drive with the instructions in http://www.drivesnapshot.de/en/rest1.htm

I you should get your server working without a problem. I have use this proc recently with a sbs2003 server for a customer and it worked very well. I didn't have to re-register the windows because all the other hardware was the same.
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Larry Struckmeyer MVPCommented:
If you simply want to move the contents of your existing drives to new ones, then serchlop is correct.  Use an imaging tool, make an image to an external drive, install the new drives and restore the image back to the new larger drives.

If what you want is to make a fresh install and carry over the AD and Exchange data, along with all the other settings, then I recommend www.sbsmigration.com.  Very useful tool kit, a complete project guide for most any windows migration project, practically no downtime, a way back if something goes wrong, and someone to hold your hand in the process.  All for a very reasonable fee.  And, no, I do not work for them.
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