Hello: I need some advise on if something is possible. Here is the Scenario...
I have a Co-Located Windows 2008R2 DC Edition server in chicago (far from me) so I only can access it via RDC. It has 1 TB drive as the main drive and another 1 TB drive that is just Storage. They both ar 98% free.
The machine hosts all my domains and sites as well as many of my Apps. So losing this to hard drive crash or Hackers is devestating and also downtime of at least a week.
I used Norton Ghost in the past to make images in my office, but has anyone made exact images on a colocated server? If you have some advise please on which software you used? did you do it via a IP KVM ? (my hosting company will turn on a IPKVP for me on request so I can monitor the whole boot process or do anything I need to at boot level)
So I basically want to create an image of the entire drive and store it directly on the Storage Drive, (it has more than enough room).. In case any thing is wrong or the whole server goes down, I can instantly reimage the drive and be up and running in 2 hours.
so from the server expert here at Server Fault, is it even possible to do what I want... or is it out of the question?
Also, in case I could do this....is there any issues in Restoring? Do I need my CD-ROM drive for any reason?
thank you in advance for your time.