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RAID Question

Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 10:22 am
by FZ1
When I set up my computer, I used a RAID 0 configuration. Now, I'm wishing I went with the RAID 1 instead for the built in backup. My question is, can I back up or image my current system and wipe the disks, changeover to RAID 1 and restore my data on the RAID 1 format? I don;t want to do a clean install, since my system in only realyl 6 mos old but I have a ton of apps installed and would be a real pain to re-install and do updates, enter serial #'s etc.

Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 10:49 am
by infinitevalence
You can try a program like norton Ghost see if it will let you do that. My understanding is that it does not like RIAD though.

Posted: Fri May 20, 2005 10:56 am
by LVCapo
Norton Ghost will not work with RAID arrays.....I found that out the hard way.

Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:42 pm
by nightblood
I feel doing a clean install always boosts system performance.

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:50 am
by kenc51
could try the windoze backup utility
you would still need the clean install
after reinstalling - run winblows backup and point to your backup location
do you have an extra hdd to backup to

to be honest - backup all thats important first (e-mail etc)
then try this

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:01 pm
by Sasquatch
If you have another drive that you can temporarily copy your OS to, Seagate's Disk Wizard (Windows edition) works very well. I copied my OS from one drive to a RAID array and it worked and booted perfectly.