Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 208
  • Last Modified:

Server 2008 r2 Clone

I am running server 2008r2 on a desktop and I am getting a warning from my HP software of a pending disk drive failure.  I purchased another drive and I want to clone the old one to the new one.  I tried the Seagate Disc Utility that came with the new drive but that is strictly for a desktop environment.  Can someone offer me a suggestion as to what software I could use to correct this issue?

Thanks,
0
BHI_IT
Asked:
BHI_IT
  • 2
  • 2
1 Solution
 
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You only bought ONE drive?  Why are you not using RAID on a server?

Use a bit-level copy program - I use RAWCOPY (www.roadkil.net) (provided the drive is 2 TB or less) - but you cannot copy from a running OS - you need to pull both drives and boot to a different OS to run the copying software.
0
 
BHI_ITAuthor Commented:
One drive due to make-shift server setup.  Saving then cost more now.  Just so I understand correctly, pull both drives from my pc/server, hook them up either internally or externally to let's say my pc, and then execute the software copy drive old to drive new.  Is this correct?
0
 
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Yes - MAKE A FULL BACKUP FIRST!

And the copy must be a bit-for-bit copy using a program like RAWCOPY.  Otherwise, there are many paid and some other free utilities, but disk-to-disk is going to be the fastest.

As for savings then, it's no excuse now - you could (should) have bought two drives and setup even a software RAID which would be better than none at all!
0
 
BHI_ITAuthor Commented:
Extremely helpful
0

Featured Post

Simplify Active Directory Administration

Administration of Active Directory does not have to be hard.  Too often what should be a simple task is made more difficult than it needs to be.The solution?  Hyena from SystemTools Software.  With ease-of-use as well as powerful importing and bulk updating capabilities.

  • 2
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now