Is it possible to clone a HP Proliant ML 350 G9 RAID5 Volume to an image file using Norton Ghost or some other tool?

FaisalMushtaq
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I have HP Proliant ML-350 G9 Server with 6x 1TB drives configured with RAID5.
Windows Server is installed on it and RAID5 volume is partitioned with 2 primary partitions.
I want to make a disk image. How can I do this?
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Top Expert 2014
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Ghost may work but I'm not sure it has the drivers integrated in the LinuxPE boot image. I'm pretty sure Clonezilla has the drivers built in to the CD.

BTW, you're risking your data using RAID5 with 1TB disks, there's too great a risk of having an unreadable sector on a surviving disk after one fails so you should really use double parity RAID 6.
Robert OrnelasVP Operations at Cook's Computer
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Here are some programs that will do a live clone, i have used a couple and know the ones i've used work. These are free versions so it wouldn't hurt to test which one will work for you. Or you could purchase something like Acronis that will definately work.
https://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-cloning-software.htm
Top Expert 2016
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A clone can work as long as you have drivers for the raid array. Just remember that it will be 1 one drive image and not a raid 5 image of each disk which includes the striping.
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