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Standalone HDD clone and replacement on DL380 Gen9

 
Sc23
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Standalone HDD clone and replacement on DL380 Gen9

Hi! We have DL380 Gen9 server and only one installed standalone HDD (witout any RAID). It's seems like HDD is going to die. Could you help me - how can we clone all information from the HDD to another new HDD and make 100% identical disk to make old Windows OS, Services and Programms running on the new HDD? Thanks!

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Torsten.
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Re: Standalone HDD clone and replacement on DL380 Gen9

You could add a second disk and convert to a RAID1. But this needs 2 disks.

It will be much better to have this redundancy.


Hope this helps!
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Jimmy Vance
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Re: Standalone HDD clone and replacement on DL380 Gen9


Torsten. wrote:

You could add a second disk and convert to a RAID1. But this needs 2 disks.

It will be much better to have this redundancy.


I think that depends entirely on what controller and mode the current drive is configured under.  If the controller is in HBA mode I don't think you can do RAID without destroying the existing data




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Torsten.
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Re: Standalone HDD clone and replacement on DL380 Gen9

The SSA tool will tell the mode and you cannot convert a "plain" drive to RAID. Just in case of HBA mode there are many cloning tools available. Better make a backup first and asap (you should already have one).

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Sc23
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Re: Standalone HDD clone and replacement on DL380 Gen9

Thank you for your replies! Yes, it's running in HBA mode. Could you advise me some tools which work with servers and allow to make FULL backup? Or maybe I can do FULL backup using Windows built-in features?

NickC1
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Re: Standalone HDD clone and replacement on DL380 Gen9

You can use BackUpper Server version to do this. It is quick and easy to use.