Posted on 2014-03-01
i have a sbs2008 server that needs to be restored. It has the disk setup below
2 discs RAID 1 - two partitions C:\OS, D:\Data
2 discs RAD 1 - 1 partition - E:\ contains exchange dbase, logs + users data.
The first RAID 1 has 2 disks with predicted failures. So i am thinking ill need to replace both disks and do a bare metal restore from a backup.
Is the restore process as below.
1. insert new drives, reconfigure raid 1 setup in bios
2. boot from installation cd , repair computer, restore full backup
3. load drivers for raid config, repartition drives and restore.
4. Is there an option to restore specific drives to the new partitions?
i am thinking its best to delete both raid configs and restore the whole server. rather than just the O/S partition as exchange dbase, logs are on the other drive.
are there any steps i am missing? get the partitions the same and restore to each is my main concern, are there options for this is the restore.