Restoring Image on PERC Hardware RAID Card

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  1. 2marshall8

    2marshall8 Registered Member

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    Here's my situation:

    I will be moving a server that is currently using two independent disks into a RAID 1 setup on a PERC RAID card from Dell on a PowerEdge 1900. I have created the image of all the partitions you see in the attached screenshot (partition_layout.jpg) using acronis true image enterprise 9.1

    My question is: When I setup my RAID and bootup to the acronis cd will I be able to restore these partitions in the following format so that Windows sees them as they were before and can reference them as things were, before I did this re-image? Will there be hardware issues now that I'm on a PERC RAID card?

    RAID 1 Disk 0 - 250GB
    C:\SYSTEM - 40GB
    D:\DATA - Rest of Disk

    As you can see the partition sizes will change and now Windows will see it all as if it's on one disk. Will this setup work?

    thanks
     

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  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello 2marshall8,

    Thank you for using Acronis Disk Backup software

    This scenario is possible but you will do the following:

    1) Prepare your operating system with Microsoft System Preparation Tool or use Acronis Universal Restore Addon
    Please check this link for additional information.

    2) If you're not going keep EISA partition then you will need to rebuild your boot.ini file. Please boot your computer up with Windows Recovery Media (right after the restoration process), enter Recovery Console and issue the following command:

    BOOTCFG /rebuild

    Thank you.
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    Michael Levchenko
     
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