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How do you copy or back up Windows Server 2003?

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How do you copy or back up Windows Server 2003?

888less321
We are running out of space on one of our servers and would like to reconfigure it from a Raid 1E (it's an IBM) to a Raid 5. I don't think this can be done without destroying the data on the 3 hard drives in the array and I want to back up or make an exact copy of our current configuration that includes domain controller settings, AD settings and accounts, and all other files.
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    hmm

    Leonardo_C

    You'll need to dump and image to an external, rebuild your array to RAID-5 and dump the image back. Ghost, Acronis, Clonezilla (have not tried this one).
    Cloning from/to RAID has been hit-or-miss (int13/driver issues), with the most reliable method being the DOS version of Ghost.

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    888less321

    Could I clone the current hard drive and then restore to a single drive, and then migrate it to RAID-5 or is that impossible?

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    hmm

    Leonardo_C

    You'll need to dump and image to an external, rebuild your array to RAID-5 and dump the image back. Ghost, Acronis, Clonezilla (have not tried this one).
    Cloning from/to RAID has been hit-or-miss (int13/driver issues), with the most reliable method being the DOS version of Ghost.

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    888less321

    Could I clone the current hard drive and then restore to a single drive, and then migrate it to RAID-5 or is that impossible?