How to: Reinstall the OS on the Dell Powervault 715N

We have a small family of PowerVault 715N’s here at Crownhill. They’re lovely boxes, but reinstalling the OS on them is something of a black art

Admittedly it’s a long time since I ran a reinstall, but from memory, it must be done with a Windows 2000 client: XP just plain refused to work.

Dell’s article should cover everything you need to know.

By Phil Wiffen

Phil is an IT Professional working in Cambridge, England. He generally blogs about useful solutions that he comes across in his work/play.

7 replies on “How to: Reinstall the OS on the Dell Powervault 715N”

THe restore CD has a Ghost image. It is PV715REC.NAS. This is a standard ghost file and can be restored using the ghostwo.exe file in the INSTALL directory. Once that is done, it takes about an hour once the drive is in the machine.

Does anyone have the Reinstall and Resource CD for the 715n…I have one, but who knows what happened to the CDs…

Shane, if I were you I’d ask Dell directly – possibly via your Account Manager. You’re more likely to get some sense out of them with a .mil address 😉

If anyone still has the restore cd’s I could really use a copy. The box has a valid COA I just need the media.

Thank you in advance,

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