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'Death RAID'


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That's right, I like to live on the edge of disaster! I am currently running a Western Digital Velociraptor 150Gig as my OS/Program drive on my workstation, but lately even with the pruning and maintaining I am somewhere between 100 and 120 gigs used. So I was thinking about getting another one and setting up Raid 0 (aka Death Raid).

 

So my question is this; if I backup just before I shut the workstation down, and add the the 2nd Velociraptor in the RAID 0 configuration, is the backup/restore program going to have a problem with restoring to that configuration from the single 150 'raptor?

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Are you doing a hardware raid on the onboard, or discreet, or a software raid? If either of the 2 former, as long as you have the drivers, you should be fine.

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Are you doing a hardware raid on the onboard, or discreet, or a software raid? If either of the 2 former, as long as you have the drivers, you should be fine.

 

 

Im going to use an on board RAID controller.

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I'll take a guess and say that you'll be using the Intel Matrix Storage Manager. You should be able to add the drive, start back up, and migrate your existing drive to a RAID 0 setup w/o a restore.

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Well the drive should be here soon, I will do a full backup (just in case) and try it out, if the works like you said that would be outstanding!

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Well got my drive today, did a backup of my workstation and installed the drive. No problems there, setup the RAID 0 everything went ok there too. Made a restore disk for the WHS server, boot it up and went through the steps, well it tells me it cant find the server.

 

I have done the Driver Folder copy to a USB key, Download the Network Card Drivers from the website, etc etc nothing, I know that the server is on the network as I backed up to it before changing over, I even did a quick re-install of Win7 to see if the machine saw the server OK and it did.

 

Anyone got any ideas?

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How are you connected over the network? Have you tried directly connecting, or doing so with no other device on the network?

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How are you connected over the network? Have you tried directly connecting, or doing so with no other device on the network?

 

The normal connection is a Linksys Router (WRT54G) to a Linksys switch BEFSR81, which works fine normally. But I did move the WHS to the WRT54, which is the same switch that the Workstation is on and still no go.

 

I did not try direct connect (via a Crossover cable but that should not make a difference).

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