URGENT HELP NEEDED - critically important...!
Coming straight, here goes the problem:
Hardware: HDD SATA SEAGATE 160 GB
RAM: DDR RAM 1.5 GB Dual
Processor P4 3.2 Ghz
Operating System: Windows Advanced server 2000
Application: SAP (an ERP PACKAGE)
Database: Oracle 9i
Note: Same single desktop computer with configuration stated above is used as server as well as client. It is NOT on any network. No second computer is networked to it.
The SAP application along with oracle database occupies around 60 GB out of 160 GB but the HDD is partitioned as follows:
C: 60 GB having SAP installed of 30 GB
D: 60 GB having oracle installed of 25 GB
E: 40 GB having documents 5 GB
WHAT I WANT:
I want to make an IMAGE DRIVE (CLONE) of the above 160 HDD....? on to another new 160 GB HDD...?
Q1. Which software should i use...ACronis True Image or Norton Ghost or any one (please name it) most suitable for above situation.....?
Q2. Also there are many versions of cloning software (like server version; enterprise version etc etc)...which version should i use to clone of the software used above...?
Q3. Is it really going to be exact replica...?
Q4. Any special precautions or caution...?
Note that I am a finance guy and that this would be the first time that I would be cloning...therefore please please explain and reply in as simple words as possible without assuming much prior knowledge but only basic familiarity with computers...
I also dont know DOS....! (but ready to learn if required)....
For normal work; I use windows xp professional which is installed on another 80 GB HDD; which has got NO relation with 160 GB HDD referredd above...
Thanks so much for having the patience and putting time in reading my long story and possibly coming forward for most simple practicable optimized solution....?
I am anxiously waiting for ur replies and would clone based on what is suggested / replied....
Thanks again so much....
Your help is truly genuinely appreciated...
Thanks again for anticipated help and cooperation.
Best warmest regards,
p.s. if u want to add anything or suggest something please feel free to do so...
[edited by: jatar_k at 4:28 am (utc) on July 27, 2005]
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