[CentOS] [Slightly OT] Data Preservation

RedShift redshift at pandora.be
Sat Oct 3 06:59:56 UTC 2009

ML wrote:
> HI All,
> So I have 5 1U servers (running Windows) that have Ultra 320 SCSI  
> Drives in them.
> The owner of these boxes wants the drives captured in their current  
> states to .iso or .cdr or something where if the need arises the data  
> can be viewed, used again, etc.
> So what is the best approach? Boot from a Live CD, hook up a USB  
> external HD and do what? Can I create a .iso or .cdr (or some other  
> portable format) and have it created on the external USB?
> Thoughts on this process would be appreciated.
> -ML


I'd use an external hard drive and use ntfsclone or partimage to make an image. You do have to take the server offline though, if someone has suggestions for tools that can do this while windows is running, that'd be awesome.


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