SCSI images over IDE drives

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  1. mlumbrer

    mlumbrer Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I have a .tib file gotten from a 16 Gb SCSI drive
    I like to write it over an IDE drive of bigger size
    The source and target machine is a Windows 2000 sever
    Is it possible to appli a .tib file extracted from a SCSI driver over an IDE drive?
    Regard
    Mauricio
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Mauricio,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Server Disk Backup Software.

    We recommend you to use Acronis Universal Restore to restore the image of SCSI drive to IDE drive.

    Acronis Universal Restore technology provides an efficient solution for hardware-independent system restoration by replacing the crucial HAL and hard disk controller drivers.

    Acronis Universal Restore uses three sources for drivers search: the list of user-specified (enforced) drivers, driver repository, and the Windows default driver storage folders (in the image being restored). The program will find the most suitable drivers of all available and install them into the restored system. However, the user-defined drivers will have the priority. They will be installed, with appropriate warning, even if the program finds the better driver.

    When the restore process runs Acronis True Image Server will:
    - detect the machine type and install appropriate driver for HAL;
    - detect IDE and SCSI controllers and install appropriate drivers. If no appropriate drivers are found in all three above sources, you will be prompted to browse the following locations for the drivers:
    -Network share drive;
    -Floppy disk;
    -CD drive.

    Please find the detailed information in the respective User's Guide of Acronis True Image.

    Please note that Acronis Universal Restore should be purchased separately and installed from a separate .msi setup file. Acronis Universal Restore can only be installed on a computer where one of the following Acronis programs is installed:

    -Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation;
    -Acronis True Image 9.1 Server for Windows;
    -Acronis True Image 9.1 Enterprise Server.

    Please visit Acronis online store to purchase the product.

    Please also note that we have a flexible system of discounts and the amount of the discount varies depending on the number of copies you want to purchase.

    In case you are planning to purchase many copies, please contact our Sales Team at sales@acronis.com.

    Thank you.
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  3. mlumbrer

    mlumbrer Registered Member

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    Dear Tatyana,
    currently I purchased the True Image Corporate Workstation 8.0
    Is there a way to do the scsi to ide migration with this product?
    Regards

    Mauricio
     
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Mauricio,

    Actually, you can boot destination computer from Acronis True Image 8.0 Corporate Workstation Bootable Rescue CD and restore the beforehand created image. However, restored operating system most likely will not boot because of the difference between the hardware configuration of the source and destination machines.

    In order to avoid this problem you can try preparing Windows for transferring using Microsoft System Preparation Tool (sysprep) as it is described in this FAQ article (you will need to prepare your operating system and then create a new image in this case). After you will restore an image of the prepared operating system Windows will allow you to load the appropriate drivers for the new hardware on it's first boot. However, we do not guarantee the successful transferring of the operating system to a different hardware in case of using sysprep tool.

    If you want to be completely sure that the restored operating system will boot then we recommend you to follow Tatyana's advice and use Acronis True Image 9.1 Server for Windows or Acronis True Image 9.1 Enterprise Server for Windows in conjunction with Acronis Universal Restore for your purposes. You will not need to create new image in case of using Acronis Universal Restore. Please also note that Acronis Universal Restore that comes with Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation does not officially support server operating systems and therefore was not tested in server environment.

    If you have any further questions concerning Acronis software, please feel free to submit a request for technical support or post any of them on this forum. We will certainly try to help you in resolving any issues.

    Thank you.
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