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Can I change from non raid to Raid 1 without losing data?

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Is it possible to change from a non raid mode to Raid 1 mode ? It's a Dell 1750 1U server, with 2 x SCSI U320 drives, however it didn't ship with a RAID controller. If I get a raid controller, can I change it to raid 1 without losing any of the data?
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No, switching from non-raid to raid on a Dell Perc controller is destructive.
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The proper way is to make a full backup, create the RAID array, partition as desired, and restore from the backup.
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Got it. THanks!
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