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drive image question

If I can get an image off of a recovered hard drive, can I put it on a drive that isn't the same size or model? I sent a drive off to a data recovery place, and they were able to get the drive back to "working status" to get the data off... Only problem is that THAT drive is no longer available. So, can I put the image on a larger drive and have it be plug and play right back into my system as if nothing ever happened? It was the the drive with all the boot data on it.



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hey pirate i think you should be able to do it with no probs but if you do run into a snag see if you can restore it by partition that has worked for me in the past dealing with images on different type of drives. i was using ghost to do all this, hope that helps you some. only thing is dont restore the system files just the data see if you can rebuild the new drive and import the data onto it once youve recovered it on your desktop or something

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hey pirate i think you should be able to do it with no probs but if you do run into a snag see if you can restore it by partition that has worked for me in the past dealing with images on different type of drives. i was using ghost to do all this, hope that helps you some. only thing is dont restore the system files just the data see if you can rebuild the new drive and import the data onto it once youve recovered it on your desktop or something
Thanks... Only problem is, it's my Exchange server, and I need to bring back the system to get the DC working again so I can replicate to the new server again to promote to a global catalog. Also, I have to move the rest of my mailboxes over to the new Exchange box. I need to have it be exactly like before. Thing is... it's $$$ for this restore. I just don't want to get it back here and have it be worthless for what I need. Sure, they can get all my data back, but I need it in the same structure.

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you can place the image on a larger drive without issues. a smaller one would be problems.

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With a larger drive, yes it can be done. I'd use a rather awesome tool by Symantec called Ghost to do the image transfer.

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ghost rules. image it to a larger drive. then boot to it. then run MS sysprep with proper switches to expand the partition to fill the whole drive, and reboot. bam! full usage of the drive space.

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