Hardware Raid 1 question
Posted on 2005-03-31
I've got this Xp machine that has specialized programs for music and video editing. I want to be able to restore the OS and installed application as quickly as possible if the disk fails or if a program installation creates a problem. I thought of using Norton to take a snapshot of the disk and put it on another one, but the persone that installed the computer doesn't recommend installing Norton Ghost on that machine. So I need to find another solution. I thought about Raid1 (mirror). But this mirror would have to be hardware based.
Is it possible to create a mirror of a disk that already has data on it?
That mirror would be a good solution if the disk failes, but what about going back to a previous state? (because if there is a problem with a software that doesn't uninstall/reinstall well, the problem is going to be on the mirror as well). Maybe I can use the restore points created by xp?