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    I have been given a task to restore a Windows 2003 test server running on a Dell PowerEdge 2300 onto a Dell PowerEdge 2900. Once I have all of the necessary prep work done, I will create an image of the PE2300 using PowerQuest Drive Image then restore it onto the PE2900.

    Question 1:
    How do I get the SAS raid driver for the PE2900 to install on the PE2300? I says that the hardware doesn't exist.

    Question 2:
    Are there any other drivers that I would need to have installed before I create the image?

    Question 3:
    Would using WinPe be a better option for creating the image of the server?

  • #2
    Re: Restoring a server to different hardware

    Dell Servers come with a Startup disk that allows you to boot from the HDDs. You then insert the recovery/OS disk(s).

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    • #3
      Re: Restoring a server to different hardware

      Just a quick query, Is that server a Domain Controller? or what roles does it have?
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      • #4
        Re: Restoring a server to different hardware

        Virtual:
        The object of the test is to restore an image of a machine to dissimilar hardware.


        L4ndy:
        The server does nothing. It is just an old server that was laying around that I am using for this test. The servers that this process would be applied to, if it was ever necessary, would be our branch print servers. We do not have a domain setup at this time.

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