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Imaging or ghosting the RAID 5 hard disks of server software

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September 29, 2009 10:42:18 AM

i WANT TO HAVE gHOST OR SOME OTHER IMAGING SOFTWARE .I WANT TO TAKE THE WHOLE IMAGE OF RAID 5 CONFIGURED SERVER AND USE IT FOR ANOTHER SERVER CONFIGURED AS RAID 5.SOHELP THE BEST IMAGING SOFTWARE FOR THIS.BECAUSE I DONOT WANT TO INSTALL THE SAME THING FOR MANY SERVERS AGAIN AND AGAIN
a c 127 G Storage
September 29, 2009 11:34:00 AM

In that case you would need a raw image of each disk, which becomes a file of the same size of your disks. The last sector in that file is important, as it contains the RAID configuration metadata.

Ghosting/backups can be made with many windows utilities or opensource linux livecd using a command-line program called "dd".
a c 127 G Storage
September 29, 2009 11:34:38 AM

Also checkout the System Restore feature of windows, it may solve issues without having to re-install.
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