[windows2000] Re: Can't DCs be ghosted??

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 17:28:59 +0100

On Tue, 31 Dec 2002 08:18:00 -0800, Joe Shonk wrote:

>What do you hope to accomplish with Ghost?  

To have a backup and be able to get the server back online quickly
should anything happen again.

>Will the systems not boot with the new board and processor?

It will.

>I'd steer clear of AMD processors and Boards for a business production =
>environment.  Stick with a known vendor, such as HP, Dell, IBM.

We're on a really, really tight budget. Do I need to say more? 8-/ 

The server is not really a real server but more a workstation on
steroids. Much steroids. 8-)

Anyway, should the server act up again, I'm going to ask for a new
real server. Possibly a Compaq Proliant. We have a proliant ml350
on loan from a well-known pharmaceutical company for running oracle
db and some connected instruments. Really hi-tech. The compaq has
never been down, except for scheduled upgrades of the
pharm-software. It's running nt4 server and is not in any way
connected to the ad, so it's löack of problems just might be
because it's not dealing with AD or something... I'm gripping for

The burned server seems ok now. I'll monitor it from home.

Happy new year everybody!

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:sorin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 9:11 AM
>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Can't DCs be ghosted??
>On Tue, 17 Dec 2002 08:46:45 -0800, Joe Shonk wrote:
>>Build another box to be a temp DC... Demote the old,  do your ghosting, =
>>and promote the new box... Demote the temp DC.
>The cpu (athlon t-bird/1200 with the standard fan) burned on the
>dc(!) during the night. Either that or it got severly overheated
>for whatever reason... Some new years eve... The boss better not
>forget the *Sysadmin's Appreciation Day 2003*...
>Anyway, I switched the mobo and cpu to another I had handy. This
>mobo features an integrated lan-chip, and now I can ghost the dc.
>Ie w/o depromoting it. I'm doing it right now.=20
>What gives? Will the image work should I need to ghost
>(image-to-disk) the dc again??
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:sorin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>>Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 9:40 AM
>>To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Subject: [windows2000] Re: Can't DCs be ghosted??
>>On Tue, 17 Dec 2002 08:23:10 -0800, Joe Shonk wrote:
>>>No... You will need to DCPromo and demote the server before =
>ghosting... =3D
>>>then you can repromote it...  Make sure you move the FSMO roles GC to =
>>>another DC first.
>>Sh!t... Is there any other way to do this w/o demoting and stuff?
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:sorin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>>>Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 7:55 AM
>>>To: Windows2000 Mailing List
>>>Subject: [windows2000] Can't DCs be ghosted??
>>>Hi all,
>>>Can't DCs be ghosted?? The one I'm trying to ghost is a DC with the



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