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Replacing everything but the hard drive


Don W
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OK, So now I finally figured out that the motherboard on my friends home built server is bad, so I have an old HP PC sitting around, can I put the hard drive from the home built WHS into the HP and use the server recovery option and not loose any data or backups???

 

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Don

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Well I did it. I took the 2TB drive out of the dead home built WHS and plopped it into a different machine ( an old HP Media Center ), then I booted it up to the CD and did a Server Reinstall, it said that it would not erase any backups or stored files, and it didn't. My friend was very concerened that it would erase everything but it was all there, we then accessed his backup and restored some files he needed. Everything worked great.

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

Great stuff dude! Glad it all worked out. This forum was a huge resource when my OS drive died. I thought for sure I was in trouble, glad we shared the same outcome!

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  • 2 weeks later...

I propose that we adopt a theme song for these forums: Another Bites The Dust :D

 

Agreed...great song. Great reason too.

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