SCSI & Getting a ghost image
by Citt1 - 9/5/12 6:46 AM
A friend asked me to take a ghost image of his server. It is a Dell and it is about 6 - 8 years old. I tried used a bootable CD with Ghost on it and it did not see the HDD, because it is SCSI and I did not install a driver. I have several questions about this. If I do install a driver for the SCSI drive using the bootable disc does it mess up the bus on his regular server? Do I have to reinitialize the bus? I have not worked with SCSI much and I do not know much about it. I know he has 2 drives running either RAID 0 or 1, which striping or mirroring I believe. So, I just want to get an image from the server and it is turning into a project much bigger than I expected. Can anyone help me and tell me the pitfalls? Would the exact model of the server along with the fact it is running Windows Server 2003 help? Also, I know there are recent versions of Ghost that run inside Windows while it is running, but my question is how can a piece of software copy a HDD while the operating system still has some files locked down? Any guidance would be so helpful. Thanks.