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Image file on RAID that previously wasn't?

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September 11, 2010 4:26:06 PM

Hi all.

I have created a system image file of my C drive on an external hard drive. My question is………..can I add another hard drive to my PC and then use the image to file to restore everything in RAID? The original image was not in RAID.

Many thanks
a b G Storage
September 11, 2010 4:59:43 PM

Sure, just add the HDD, and setup the RAID in the BIOS. Then use your backup image to restore onto the new RAID volume.
September 11, 2010 5:06:36 PM

Ok thanks very much
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September 11, 2010 5:07:58 PM

Will I have to re-activate windows?

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a b G Storage
September 11, 2010 7:42:10 PM

No, if you made an image of the existing system, you shouldn't have to. If you have made more hardware changes than the RAID volume, you may have to re-activate. I've had that happen, and I always call the 800 number; while it takes a little longer, but it always works.
September 13, 2010 9:25:23 AM

Well, many thanks for that post. I read & enjoyed.