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Ghost Proliant Dl380G3 Smart5i array controller

Darrell Rudolph
Occasional Contributor

Ghost Proliant Dl380G3 Smart5i array controller

Good Morning,

Tech question for you. I need to rebuild a Raid 5 array on an HP DL380G3 server. I want to boot from a floppy and image to an IDE drive temporarily until I can rebuild the array and copy the image back.

I will be using Norton ghost for the images.

Do I need a dos driver for the smart5i array in order to access it for the image creation and replacement?

if so where can I find drivers.
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sandeep_raman
Honored Contributor

Re: Ghost Proliant Dl380G3 Smart5i array controller

Hello Darrell,

Not too sure if you could image from a scsi disk to an ide.

SRH
Darrell Rudolph
Occasional Contributor

Re: Ghost Proliant Dl380G3 Smart5i array controller

Actaully only placing a copy of the image to IDE as the I need to take the SCSI drives offline to create a new Raid 5 array with proper block sizes (currently set to 16k)
sandeep_raman
Honored Contributor

Re: Ghost Proliant Dl380G3 Smart5i array controller

Is changing the stripe size the reason to backup/restore?

When you say placing a copy of the image to IDE, does it mean that you have already used a imaging software,created a backup and just want to copy the image file to the IDE disk?

SRH
Darrell Rudolph
Occasional Contributor

Re: Ghost Proliant Dl380G3 Smart5i array controller

Hi, I have the server currently in operation. I want to take the current Raid 5 array and ghost it to a temporary diskdrive for backup. I then will recreate the array with a larger block size (prob 128K) and then restore the image back to the new array. Array size will be the same.

I was planning on using a DOS boot disk to do the imaging since I have ghost 8.2 on a floppy i use for desktop system imaging.

Has anyone tried this and made it work?
sandeep_raman
Honored Contributor

Re: Ghost Proliant Dl380G3 Smart5i array controller

Well, i have seen the dos driver for smart arrays and am looking for it(will take sometime though).

Btw,have you checked ACU and there's an option to change the stripe/block size to 128Kb which does'nt require a rebuild.

If its not just this,let me know what exactly it is.

SRH
NSK
Occasional Advisor

Re: Ghost Proliant Dl380G3 Smart5i array controller

You dont need a driver for ghost to see the drives. As long as the BIOS can see them, ghost can also.

We ghost these drives all the time using a network boot floppy. The only driver we need is the NIC driver.
e4services
Honored Contributor

Re: Ghost Proliant Dl380G3 Smart5i array controller

As far as I know you need the Smart drives for DOS to access the logical drive, to be loaded on the GHhost boot disk and Config.sys
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e4services
Honored Contributor

Re: Ghost Proliant Dl380G3 Smart5i array controller

Darrell Rudolph
Occasional Contributor

Re: Ghost Proliant Dl380G3 Smart5i array controller

Thank you for the responces.

1. I have not checked the ACU, I will to see if it can be done.

2. I have been told that because ghost backsup the blocks, that when I do a ghost restore it will restonre the old block sizes as well. True or False?

3. Thanks for the DOS drives pointers.

chongkan
Trusted Contributor

Re: Ghost Proliant Dl380G3 Smart5i array controller

Acronis True Imaging is OK



Here is the Acronis User guide: http://download.acronis.com/pdf/TrueImageEnterpriseServer9.1_ug.en.pdf, other downloads an information: http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/products/ATIES/ and also some links so you can check its trustability ( hehe, seems like I'm selling something here )



http://www.computing.net/windows2000/wwwboard/forum/63624.html

http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/company/inpress/2004/09-03-fbd-trueimage.html