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problems cloning drive into a raid1


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#1 Guanadon

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:46 PM

I built an RAID1 array from two new 500 gb hard-drives on the RocketRAID 1720 card. I have the older working  500 gb hard-drive installed in sata1.

 

I need to clone the old drive to the new array.

 

Tried ubcd4win with it's various drive cloning programs but the disc I have does not seem to support raid or this card in particular. Tried Acronis True Image to clone drive but it also does not recognize the Raid array as a drive.
 
Tried Seagate Disk Wizard, not expecting much but hey all three drives are Seagate, it recognized the drives individually and stated that they were "not Initialized". So I deleted the array that I had built from the Raid card's BIOS and rebuilt it with the Raid card's management software in the Windows environment to see if that made a difference.
 
No Joy, Anybody have any experience with this?


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:12 PM

I don't have experience with RAID but the only clone program left that may see the RAID array would be Clonezilla. This isn't your situation but you can see that Clonezilla was able to clone a RAID array to a USB.

 

Hopefully somebody hear who had a issue like you have will post a solution.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:56 AM

IMO, Worth A Look . Please read and note that the free version is for home use.

 

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#4 Guanadon

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 12:14 PM

Alright!!

Tried Clonzilla and it did show the drives, but as individual drives. 

Tried the Farstone DriveClone 10 that hamluis recommended and that did the trick. It scanned the system and showed the array without any extra work.  And because it is awesome, it runs in the same windows environment that it is cloning. I haven't heard of any clone programs doing that trick.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:01 PM

Thanks for that update. I will check out Farstone further.




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