Universal Restore and RAID 0+1

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  1. mwaggener

    mwaggener Registered Member

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    Well, I am trying to perform a bare metal restore after frying my mobo. I was able to backup the data from my 4 HD 0+1 NVIDIA RAAID array onto a WD My Book ext HD without problems using TI 9.1 Workstation. Now that I've recreated the 0+1 array using the NVIDIA RAID Config Utility in BIOS, it tells me I have a healthy 372GB array. However, T1 9.1 w/Universal Restore sees this array as 4 individual 186GB drives. I am being asked which disk I want to restore my backup on, and it appears to be writing my data to a single HD/partition. Says Restoring 372GB-->186GB. Why is this occuring and how can I get Universal Restore to see the array as two 372GB mirrored/striped disks like it should? :doubt:

    P.S. Probably obvious but I am doing restore from the bootable media disc using TI 9.1 w/ Universal Restore (full version).
     
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    mwaggener Registered Member

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    OK, bad result as I guessed. Universal restore wrote all my data on the first disk in my RAID array, and froze while synchronizing partitions. Now TI/Universal Restore will not even recognize the external IDE hard drive where my backup image is because it has renamed the newly written disk C:, and only wants to look at it when I restart the restore process. I can get my backup drive recognized if I turn off the computer, unplug the external HD, plug it back in and reboot into TI bootable disc. Says there is a IEEE 1394a fetch error when TI is reloading, then reboots. :thumbd:

    As expected, it will not boot into Windows XP. Any ideas as to how to perform a bare metal restore that will preserve my system and RAID array without having to do a clean install of Windows and a manual reload of all my applications?

    God, I hate spending so much for such a crap program.
     
  3. Acronis Support

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    Hello mwaggener,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Workstation Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for the delayed response.

    Please be aware that NVIDIA RAID in 1 + 0 configuration is not supported when using the standalone version of Acronis True Image.

    We may suggest that you use Win PE ISO with Acronis True Image. Please find the instructions on how to create this ISO image in chapter 10.2 "Creating Win PE ISO with Acronis True Image Workstation" in the Acronis True Image 9.1 Workstation User's Guide.

    You can also try to use Acronis True Image plug-in for BartPE. BartPE-based bootable CD allows you to boot the computer into a Windows-like environment loading the appropriate drivers for any hardware devices installed in the computer at startup. You can use either official Acronis plug-in for BartPE or Mustang created one. Please note that Acronis Universal Restore does not included into official Acronis pug-in. If you would like additional detailed information concerning BartPE, you can find it at http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/.

    Thank you.
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    Aleksandr Isakov
     
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