[windows2000] Re: Disk Images

  • From: "Ron Leach" <rleach@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 09:44:44 -0500

Just ran Acronis TrueImage Server.  Used the clone disk feature.  Worked
perfectly!!

Just my 2 cents, I would recommend Acronis for disk imaging!

Thanks for the input.

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[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu
Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 6:19 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Disk Images

Rob Sharp <> wrote on Thursday, November 02, 2006 11:50 AM:

I've run G4U on dissimilar hardware, including bigger sized new hd, and it
worked ok. 

I think I've also tried creating a clone on an intel chipset based mobo and
then moving the cloned hd to a via chipset based mobo. It requires a bit of
tweaking before the clone is made though. I recall doing a sysprep first on
the clonee first, so that the sysprepped hd will identify the hardware
properly on the clone afterwards.


> One of the requirements listed for G4U is:-
> 
> 1. Workstations to be cloned should be similar in hardware. Disk sizes,
> especially. See the site above for more specific details.
> 
> Since the purpose of this task is for the original poster to install a
> larger harddrive then this program may not be ideal.
> 
> Are you not able to use something like BootItNG or Acronis True Image to
> make an image onto a networked drive, and then restore that image onto
> the new hardware?
> 
> R
> 
> Sorin Srbu wrote:
>> Costanzo, Ray <> wrote on Wednesday, November 01, 2006 7:51 PM:
>> 
>> Why not use G4U? It will allow you to clone the current hd to the new
one.
>> It's certainly faster... Both drives have to be installed in the server
>> first though. 
>> 
>> http://fbim.fh-regensburg.de/~feyrer/g4u/
>> 
>> http://www.tech-geeks.org/geeklog/article.php?story=20030507102947786
>> 
>> Try it on a non-critical test-box first though, until you know how it
>> works. 
>> 
>> The name implies it's for unix, but I use it for windows machines too.
>> Works well. 
>> 
>> HTH.
>> 
>> 
>>> You could take the original drive and the new drive, put them both into
>>> a test computer that already has its own OS drive, and then just copy
>>> and paste everything from the original drive to the new one.  Kinda
>>> flakey, but I've done it. 
>>> 
>>> Or, if your server has a RAID card, just pull out one of the original
>>> drives, put in your new drive, let the RAID "repair" the new drive, pull
>>> out the original, and put in the other new one and let the RAID be
>>> "repaired" again. 
>>> 
>>> Ray at work
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Ron Leach
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Good Afternoon,
>>> 
>>> I have a Win2K server (member server) and I want to install a new
>>> (larger) hard drive on it.  Can I make an iso disk image of the current
>>> hard drive and then put it on the new hard drive?
>>> 
>>> Also, If I can do this, how do I extract or restore the image to the new
>>> drive? 
>>> 
>>> Thanks for the help.
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