virtualized windows server clone
Posted on 2012-04-02
I have the unfortunate job of mirroring/ cloning the virtualized servers currently setup. I haven't had a great deal of experience with cloning servers within a virtualised environment. However from what I can tell the servers are running VMWare server. We have 3 seperate virtulized instances of Windows server 2008 R2 running one the one server box (i.e. Mail server, terminal server and file server) and there are currently 4 x 72GB hard drives installed in server form a raid 5 setup. Also, from what I can tell the raid 5 is a software setup and we are now out space on these drives and need to migrate to larger drives. My plan of attack in order to handle this migration was to use a service such as 'Acronis' deployment manager or similar in order to clone and redeploy the image onto the new HDD's. However as mentioned I not to experienced with the above and also I am struggling to work out how I will configure the raid setup after the cloning/ deployment onto the new HDD's is complete?
If anyone has any advice tips to help point me in the right direction for a successful redeployment, it would be greatly appreciated if you could post those here.
Thanks in advance.