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I have two dell r310 servers, one is a cold spare.
Initially I setup one of them with sbs2011 which is working acceptably.

I realized that the best disaster recovery for disk failure is a RAID system and that these servers come with a perc h200 raid controller.
So I setup two disks as RAID 0 on the spare machine.
Now I'm trying to get the SBS image from the production server onto the spare server running the RAID.

What I've tried.
Did a system backup on the production server to a usb disk drive and tried to get the other machine to load it but came up with an error. Initially after booting from the sbs2011 on a usb stick and doing a repair from an image it said the usb disk drive was too big. So I shrunk its volume and it seemed to load the image ok but then it came up with another error.
Sorry but I didn't record the number however it seemed like a "deep" software error in the recovery process.

So how do I copy the sbs image into the volume C:system and D:data volumes of the RAIDed setup. One would think this could be a simple process but as yet its not obvious.
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Which backup software are you using?
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Just windows server backup

I did use macrium reflect which worked ok to create a whole disk image once...I could probably grab another demo just for a once off use. Only problem is I'll have to reset exchange I believe because its small bus server.

Acronis would probably be better but its $500 for only one use.
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Give a try to Paragon Drive Backup 10 Server or SBS version. It is cheaper as Acronis but has same features. www.drive-backup.com
With it you both copy and backup features.
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I'm accepting it for now but I still haven't had time to implement this solution due to other priorites
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