Cloning IDE drive to 2 SATA's in Raid 0

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  1. dansak

    dansak Registered Member

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    Hello

    I would like to clone a IDE drive to two SATA drives in Raid 0 configaration.

    How is this done please?

    Thanks

    Sean
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Sean,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis True Image

    First of all, please make sure you use the latest build of the program, which is available on our web site at http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/support/updates/. To get access to updates you should register your software first at http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/registration/. Please disable any download managers, Internet download/connection boosters, etc. before the download.

    Then make sure if your RAID 0 array is properly configurated in your system and working fine. If everything is ok and your RAID 0 array is seen by the system as a single drive please proceed further steps.

    If your IDE drive is a simple storage media with no OS installed on, you can simply use Acronis True Image Disk Clone Wizard. You will be able to choose different options in the Disk Clone Wizard such as security and transfer mode selection (automatic or manual).
    The backup hard drive should be completely functional unless you have changed any of your computer hardware components switching from your original hard drive.

    In case, when your IDE drive is used to boot OS from it is slightly more difficult process. First of all, you will need Acronis Universal Restore. You will need it because Windows normally cannot boot form RAID 0 array without appropriate configuration. Acronis Universal Restore allows you to restore to different hardware or to a virtual machine, providing complete disaster recovery. Disaster recovery planning and tools that enable business continuity are requirements for every business. Acronis Universal Restore prepares you for even the most unforeseen events.

    So, when you got it - please create an image of your IDE hard disk and then Universal Resore it to your RAID 0 array.

    Thank you.
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  3. dansak

    dansak Registered Member

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    Hi, I have purchased the software. You say:-

    "So, when you got it - please create an image of your IDE hard disk and then Universal Resore it to your RAID 0 array."

    So an IMAGE not a CLONE?

    Also, will I have to have Acronis installed on the new machine or can I use recovery disk?

    Thanks

    Sean
     
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello Sean,

    We are sorry for the delayed response.

    Yes, you understood Fedor correctly. You should you the "image" instead if "clone" in this case because Acronis Universal Restore plug-in can be used only when you use imaging (not cloning). I would recommend that you find more information on how to use Acronis Universal Restore in the respective User's Guide.

    As to the second question:

    If you have created the image of the system and Acronis True Image was installed on it on the moment of image creation then after restoration Acronis True Image will present in the restored system, so you will not need to re-install it. The only thing you may want to do is to update to the most recent build of the program when the update will be available. You can also use the Acronis True Image bootable CD since it is hardware independent and you can create Bootable Rescue CD on any PC and then use this disc to backup/restore different computers.

    Please be aware that according to Acronis software licensing policy, you should purchase one copy of Acronis program per every computer where it will be used. Therefore, if you will use this new restored system (the one that on RAID array) on the new computer and will also use Acronis True Image to perform backup/restore operation you will need additional (second) license for the software. Or, if you do not need to back up the first computer (with IDE hard drive) you can un0install Acronis True Image from that system and use it on the second computer. In this case only one license needed.

    Thank you.
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