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    RAID Card?

    Got a Novell drive here thats dying so I need to get it mirrored or imaged, Ghost doesnt do NFS so I'm thinking RAID card n just mirror it to another drive or find some other software..

    So, anyone got any software they recommend or a card that'll RAID 80pin drives...

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    you could use linux - dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdb bs=10M

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    Say what now

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    Try the UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD)

    IIRC it has a disk copy utility on it that does NTFS
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    NFS, not NTFS required; Netware server.

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    Ah soz, thought it was a typo
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    Nah its our old Novell 4.11 server, wouldnt be so bad but I actually ordered our new server 2 months ago but due to the accounts department not paying the invoices for this said company were stuck now as the new server would of been in place by now, I do get the pleasure of saying "I told you so" but I still have to fix the damned thing :/

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    i'll try again.

    take old disk, plug into an IDE channel

    take new disk, also plug into an IDE channel.

    take a linux live cd, boot.

    get into a terminal. determine the names assigned to the two disks; try "fdisk -l" or "dmesg | grep hd" - IDE disks have names like hda, hdb, hdc, and so on.

    then type "dd if=/dev/sourcediskdevice of=/dev/destinationdiskdevice bs=10M" to copy, in ten meg chunks, an exact image from one disk to another. it let me clone my windows/windows64/linux disk from a samsung to a seagate without any hastle.

    otherwise, you'll need a pro-grade RAID controller (£200) to do a raid1 duplication from existing data.

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    Trig - have you got space on an existing server to copy the data ?

    if its a windows one you can cheat and create a share called Vol1 ( route of NFS ) , you can then copy your file structure accross , but you'll have to move permissions to windows ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    i'll try again.

    take old disk, plug into an IDE channel

    take new disk, also plug into an IDE channel.

    take a linux live cd, boot.

    get into a terminal. determine the names assigned to the two disks; try "fdisk -l" or "dmesg | grep hd" - IDE disks have names like hda, hdb, hdc, and so on.

    then type "dd if=/dev/sourcediskdevice of=/dev/destinationdiskdevice bs=10M" to copy, in ten meg chunks, an exact image from one disk to another. it let me clone my windows/windows64/linux disk from a samsung to a seagate without any hastle.

    otherwise, you'll need a pro-grade RAID controller (£200) to do a raid1 duplication from existing data.

    SCSI 80 pin drive....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moby-Dick
    Trig - have you got space on an existing server to copy the data ?

    if its a windows one you can cheat and create a share called Vol1 ( route of NFS ) , you can then copy your file structure accross , but you'll have to move permissions to windows ones.
    We only have the 1 Novell server...

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    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig
    SCSI 80 pin drive....
    replace "hd" with "sd", increase cost of RAID card from £200 to £300, everything else i said is still 100% applicable.

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    Can I do that from a bootable cd or something and just get it to mirror the Novell stuff over?
    If the card was flashy enuf could it not just mirror the data at a hardware level?

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