SBS 2003 and beyond

Mar 8 2009   12:04AM GMT

SBS 2003 and SBS 2008

Roger Crawford Roger Crawford Profile: Roger Crawford

I know this blog is suppose to be all about SBS 2003 and SBS 2008 but sometimes there is not a lot of things happening at the moment and I am off on other missions. One thing nice about the SBS 2003 and SBS 2008 Servers I have out there is they just plain run with no problems bad for me but good for the clients makes them happy when they don’t have to worry about their server which makes me look good and when they do need to do something who they going to go with the Box or the person?

I can’t say enough about the stability of the SBS 2008 servers I have out there now, we have not had to do anything with them since the migration other than the clients doing the updates and also checking the backups. One thing I will be doing in a week or so it take a SBS 2003 Server on old hardware and running out of drive space and moving this to new hardware. The customer is really concerned about downtime so it is a Friday evening move for this to happen. I have a 12 hour window to get the job down and I will be posting on how that goes but my goal is the use the Storage Craft Shadow Protect software to do this. If you have not checked the product out yet I sure would be downloading the trial and trying it out you won’t be disappointed. One little trick with this software is to be sure you have your RAID drivers loaded on the USB Drive you are using for the migration and to select the HIR option and specifying the folder you have the drivers in. I have had to do the C Drive twice to get the drivers to inject into the restore but it sure beats doing the whole server install from scratch or a swing migration. I will work on that ISA documentation and get it out after the weekend.

Til Later just Roger

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