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Server 2008 backup and restore

tucktech asked
Last Modified: 2012-02-10
Hello Experts,

When I setup the server I made the mistake of partitioning the C drive with 800gb and the D drive with 97gb.

I wiped out the D drive because it did not have anything on it.

I have spent some time setting the server up and would prefer not to reinstall but restore.

Will the "basic" backup work correctly if I perform a backup, reset the partions correctly and restore?

I did try to shrink the C partition but it wants to grab 400gb, I think 97gb is enough.  

I am open to options but trying not to buy any fancy tools, etc...  I can always start over.
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It is a RAID 1, I will just start over, probrably the best solution to start fresh, thanks
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