Posted on 2011-04-19
Looking for a good inexpensive (free?) drive cloner. Might be hard to find something as cheaply as I want as here's what I'm doing - I have a new server that's being re-purposed. It has a 230 something GB OS volume in RAID 1. That's it's only volume. I've got two 128GB drives I want to put in RAID 1 and copy the system drive to. I then want to break the original RAID and use the two 230 something GB drives as separate volumes.
As far as I can tell this isn't going to work very easily due to the RAIDs. The only way I could think of this working is using some bootable software, dump an image of the OS volume onto some external media, break the old RAID, create the new, and apply the image to the new RAID (which is of a smaller size than the original)
If it's too much work then I'll just start from scratch, which I'd rather not do, but I can.