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Those of you with raid arrays how do you back them up?

Last response: in Storage
September 25, 2011 11:56:15 PM


If you are using a raid array how do you back them up? What program, hardware, etc. Please share your knowledge with a noob.

Thank you,


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a c 379 G Storage
September 26, 2011 12:09:37 PM

Most any backup software should be able to handle raid, at least on the backup side. Restoring, on the other hand, can be a problem since some older backup software can't detect a RAID to restore to.

I use Acronis True Image Home to make backups. I used to have a RAID 1 and it had no problems backing up or restoring to RAID.

If you are looking for free software, you might want to try Reflect. I haven't tried it on a RAID, but you can try a test run of it.
a b G Storage
September 26, 2011 2:20:43 PM

i backup my most important and unreplaceable files on my 3tb raid5 drive to a 1tb raid1 nas box using syncback.

the nas i use is the dlink dns-323, it's slow and unsuitable for using as a network drive but works fine as place to automatically backup files to nightly.