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Dissimilar hard drive/full back up restore help


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#1 lunloo

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 08:54 PM

I have 3 hard drives that were partitioned/raid set up, and I did a full pc back up while they were in tact. After trying everything, I handed my computer over to my dad to try and fix my slow responsiveness and he ended up erasing all partition/raids and all files as a last resort because nothing else was fixing it.

So now my computer issue is fixed, and I want to restore my full pc back up from my Acronis cloud storage. With the raid/partition gone, how can I go about this since it is no longer "identical"?

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#2 Allan

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 09:59 AM

First, you can create new partitions using your Windows disk. If you don't have a Windows disk, I'd suggest restoring the image to your drive and then creating whatever partitions you want from within disk management (or 3rd party software if you prefer) . Truthfully, I don't know a lot about raid setups (I always use multiplel hd's without mirroring), but I'm thinking this should accomplish what you want.



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Posted 04 March 2017 - 11:06 AM

I would actually be fine keeping them separate without raids or partitions because I know nothing about either. My concern is more based on if my backup with existing raids and partitions will work on disks that do not reflect those same set ups (since they are now wiped clean)

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 11:14 AM

Go ahead and restore it. The only problem would be if there wasn't enough room, not if there's too much.






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