Broken Mirror

I have a PowerEdge T110 server with a PERC s100 raid controller. Windows 2008 SBS is installed. There are 2 1TB drives in a raid 1 (Mirrored) configuration. There is a 60gb C partition which is very low on disk space. Then there is a 860gb D partition which is really not needed and finally a 39gb unallocated partition after that.

One of the drives failed.

I wanted to use Acronis to clone the C partition of the remaining degraded drive so I could replace both drives with 2-250gb drives which we have and restore just the C partition and resize it for more space.

The problem is this, when booting up with the Acronis, it sees the drive, but no partition information.

Why is this and what can be done to remedy this?
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Andrej PirmanCommented:
This is due to lack of drivers for PERC controller in Acronis. Try some other cloning software, for example EaseUS ToDo backup is quite good in recognizing RAId controllers.
Rather than cloning just C partition, select whole DISK clone and then deselect D partition when restoring to new drives. You can just leave empty space aside C partition when restoring, and expand it later in Windows Computer Management under Disk Management across remaining unpartitioned space on new 250 GB RAID array.

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schmad01Author Commented:
Thanks, I will try tomorrow. Are there any restrictions on the free version that you know of?
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FREE version also supports "Create Emergency Disc", but I am not sure whether it supports Server OS and RAID systems or not. Sorry for the lack of those info :/
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RojoshoRTCC-III Level-2 SupportCommented:
Hello schmad01,

Another option could be Clonezilla (Its free and widely used) and use the Partition Option to the partitions you want.  I would suggest downloading it from the 'mother-ship' [ ], or from the Cnet site.

schmad01Author Commented:
I ended up using EASUS and it worked! Thanks!
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