Tip of the month
Connect hard disk properly!
SEPT 2007 |
How to create
a perfect disk clone or backup of a Windows 2000/2003 server !
Perfect server Backup
Live backups via VSS (Volume shadowing) never reach the quality of an backup done
by an alternative start of an operating system, which should be the preferred
backup of your server.
By use of Powercopy you have two options to get
a perfect backup of your system. Both options, a Windows Boot-CD
and the Powercopy BootCD are included in shipment by postal services!
This Windows Boot-CD is a alternative
solution respect to the Powercopy BootCD. CD is bootable and contains a Mini-WINDOWS
2003 server OS.
Another advantage of both options is, that you does not
have any problems with currently opened files, as with some products of our competitors.
use of Powercopy you get a perfect server system backup!
FAQ and solutions
for server and raid systems
by use of Powercopy
| || |
FREEDOS Boot CD
Windows Boot CD/DVD
|access to HW Raid
0/1/5 drives|| |
Raid drives will be shown
at DOS level ( using controller BIOS INT13ext).
raid drivers on external disk (Disk drive or USB2.0 frive ). These will be used
on system startup.|
a image of your hole drive. ||Create a image of your hole drive.
possible on raid systems|
Extend start(boot)partition. Backup every partition
als a single disk-image.
Build in new bigger drive. Restore Data partition
first on a user definded position on your hard drive( inside of restore dialog).
Afterwards restore start(boot)partition. Afterwards you can extend boot and data
partition by use of diskpart.
|Support of external
USB2.0 hard disk drives|| |
If BIOS not
even supports USB2.0 devices you can enable an USB2.0 driver to backup or restore
disk image files.
An external hard drive to store image files can be easy
formatted to FAT32 file system by use of Powercopy shortcut key Ctrl+F10.
as easy as backup
PLUS single user or company license
have to decide which CD(option) is the best for you. |
|FAQ and solutions on servers in combination
|Live backup of an even started windows server (BootPartition)||
Windows Servers by default have a two partition setup. One
contains the operating system without user files and the other contains the data
This start partition you can backup by use of Powercopy in seconds
up to a few minutes.
Start Powercopy with administrative user level.
system backup of the starting partition by use of function "Partition ->
IMAGE". Ignore warning that you are cloning a active System.'
by restore partition on a separate harddrive (internal or external).
|Live Sicherung of an even started Windows Server (Data Partition)||
Disconnect server or user access from network. Stop database engines like Exchangeserver
or other. |
Check backup by restore partition on a separate
harddrive (internal or external).
FAQ: "Powercopy How to create a perfect Clone of backup of Windows Server 2000/2003!"