V2i RAID Question
Posted on 2004-08-25
I have a client who has a single drive Windows 2003 server but wants to add a second mirror disk (RAID 1) into the box to create some redundancy. The drives are SATA in an IBM server running ServeRaid 7 raid host controller.
My question is can I back up the current single drive using V2i Server Protector (which the client already has), add in the second disk, enable the RAID controller in the BIOS, create a new RAID 1 array (deleting existing disk data I guess) then restore the backed up data to the new RAID array. Windows should see the array as a single physical disk but I'm not sure whether V2i will successfully restore a non-RAID backup to a new RAID 1 disk array.
Any thoughts please?