Ghosting a Raid 1?

June 1, 2009 at 07:34:24
Specs: Windows XP
This might not be in the right area, but I have a PC using Raid 1. We are using the Raid 1 only to keep the PC running if we have a hard drive failure. What I want to do is ghost the machine straight out of the box and again after we are done installing it with our software on it. The purpose of these ghosts are to allow for a rollback to a working systems. Would the correct procedure be to break the mirror, ghost the main drive, and then re-establish the mirror? Then would it be the same for putting a ghost on a hard drive (break the mirror, push the ghost onto the main hard drive, then re-establish the mirror)? Any help would be appreciated.

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June 1, 2009 at 07:57:49
Never did that myself.

That said, I would guess the correct answer is in the help files for Ghost.

My guess would be that you wouldn't need to break the RAID array.

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June 1, 2009 at 12:47:43
Two main ways to save data. One is using ghost either to copy via normal file and up to bit by bit. The other way is to use ntbackup. I like to use both. If the hardware changes too much it is sometimes difficult to get ghost to restore. Ghost is by far the fastest way. Ntbackup can be used to apply data to different hardware but is dog slow.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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