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RaidXpert Migrate to RAID 1

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#1 bbesthorne


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Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:41 AM

I'm trying to migrate a non RAID drive to RAID 1. From reading other posts and the RAIDXpert manual I think it may be possible. This is what I have so far:

1. When entering the RAID utility (control-F) I see no logical drives, only 2 physical drives.
2. The same goes for viewing the drives in the RAIDXpert utility.
3. I already have the spare drive setup that will be the second, mirrored drive in the array.

I see I can create a new logical disk and select the existing windows install/data drive as the drive. There are a few options available for initialization, one being none. If I select no initialization for the existing drive (the only option that will preserve the data) will the drive and all its data now be part of LD 1-1? Once I have that I can easily migrate it to RAID one by using the spare drive. Does anybody know if this will work or do I need to start with fresh drives? If so can I restore the current windows install and files once I do that?

Edited by bbesthorne, 11 February 2012 - 11:22 AM.

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