Image OS Drive onto RAID-1
Posted on 2012-03-14
Hello, I have a question about converting a single disk on a Dell PowerEdge 2600 (PERC 4/Di embedded) seen as RAID-0 to a RAID-1 spanning two disks. I have an idea on how I want to do this, but I am seeking validation or any pitfalls.
Right now the OS drive is the single disk I want to convert to a RAID-1, I have one open HDD slot, and will be adding a drive. This disk just has a the OS partition, and I think the EISA config. I know that I can't do a straight conversion to RAID-1, so I was thinking of making an image using Acronis, creating a boot CD for Acronis, and then restoring the image to the new RAID-1 Virtual Disk. Will this work? My main concern is the two other Virtual Disks, will they still be accessible without any intervention?