Raid Question

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by velomark, Aug 26, 2006.

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  1. velomark

    velomark Registered Member

    Aug 26, 2006
    I am considering moving from a single Sata Drive to a Raid Array, but I don't want to reinstall everything. Is is possible to make an image of my single drive and then clone that image to my RAID Array after it is set up?

  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello velomark,

    Thank you for your interest in Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    Please accept our apologies for the delay with the response.

    Yes, it is possible. However, the restored operating system may not boot because of a lack of the appropriate drivers for the newly installed RAID controller.

    If you want to be completely sure that the restored operating system will function correctly, we recommend using Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation or Acronis True Image 9.1 Server for Windows (depending on which operating system you use) in conjunction with Acronis Universal Restore for your purposes. Acronis Universal Restore technology provides an efficient solution for hardware-independent system restoration by replacing the crucial HAL and hard disk controller drivers.

    Please see this FAQ Article for more information about transferring Windows to different hardware.

    You can find the detailed instructions on how to use Acronis Universal Restore in the corresponding Acronis True Image version User's Guide.

    We also recommend that you download and install the free trial version(s) of the product(s) you are interested in to see how the software works on your particular software\hardware configuration.

    If you want to obtain the free trial version of Acronis Universal Restore then please submit a request for technical support using Ask a question before you purchase Acronis software link. Explain your wish to obtain the free trial version of Acronis Universal Restore and provide the link to this thread in your request.

    Please visit Acronis online store to purchase the full versions of the above mentioned products.

    Note that we have a flexible system of discounts and the amount of the discount varies depending on the number of copies you want to purchase. In case you are planning to purchase many copies (10 or more), please contact our Sales Team by filling up the Volume Licence Request form available at the Purchase Acronis Corporate Solutions page of Acronis web site.

    If you have any further questions concerning Acronis software, please feel free to submit a request for technical support or post any of them on this forum. We will certainly try to help you in resolving any issues.

    Thank you.
    Alexey Popov
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