Raid 1 Array

Posted: 01-01-2009, 12:29 AM

So I currently have a Vista Business 64-bit. I also have 2 1tb drives. I
have one of the terrabyte drives with vista on it and over 300 gigs of
information. I would like to put this drive in a Raid 1 array and do not
want to have to reinstall vista and lose all of my stuff. Is there
anything I can do to make sure this all gets to the RAID 1 array?


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Raid 1 Array


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Rick Rogers
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Re: Raid 1 Array
Posted: 01-01-2009, 02:38 AM
Hi,

To have Vista on a hardware raid, the driver to support it has to be added
during setup. You can't normally move an installation from a non-raid setup
to a hardware raid as the hardware abstraction layer of the OS will not
support the new configuration. If you want a raid install, backup your data
and create a clean installation to the raid setup.

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"aaivazis" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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> So I currently have a Vista Business 64-bit. I also have 2 1tb drives. I
> have one of the terrabyte drives with vista on it and over 300 gigs of
> information. I would like to put this drive in a Raid 1 array and do not
> want to have to reinstall vista and lose all of my stuff. Is there
> anything I can do to make sure this all gets to the RAID 1 array?
>
>
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> aaivazis
rive0108
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Re: Raid 1 Array
Posted: 01-01-2009, 04:49 PM

Setting up a mirror RAID Config should mirror to the second disk. You
should not lose any data, Set it up as a broken array, and let it
"rebuild". (approx time to rebuild 1TB is 12 hours)


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Re: Raid 1 Array
Posted: 01-01-2009, 04:49 PM

Setting up a mirror RAID Config should mirror to the second disk. You
should not lose any data, Set it up as a broken array, and let it
"rebuild". (approx time to rebuild 1TB is 12 hours)


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