Duplicate sbs 2011 image to a RAID 0 setup
Posted on 2012-04-08
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.