It runs on a single SATA disk, and the disk is starting to be full, so I was going to move it to a bigger one. I was also thinking of making the system disk RAID1 at the same time.
The first idea was to let the raid mirror the small disk to the large one, resize partitions and then mirror all to the second large disk.
That didn't work. I guess there was to big difference in size, 80Gb vs 500Gb, for the raid to handle.
Then I was going to clone the disk with software, r esize partitions and then let the machine mirror it to the second large disk. That didn't work. I get some registry/security failures.
I have tried freeware clone program and not freeware program but the new copy won't boot.
I have also tried to make a complete backup first and then an ASR (automatic system recovery) + disaster recovery.
Then it complains about missing/wrong version dlls just after the Windows screen shows.
I also tried installing fresh OS, fresh backup program and restore the tape but it don't seem to restore the registry and other important system files to their right places.
This error have I seen a lot of
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Windows could not start because of an error in the software.
Please report this problem as : load needed DLLs for kernel. Please contact your support person to report this problem.
Microsoft solution http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914049 don't help.
I think it is a problem with SP1 and SP2 files getting mixed. The server has been updated along the way and the disaster recovery files are based on the original CDs, which are SP1 I think.
But a clone should have worked. That's my opinion.