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How to upgrade disk storage RAID 1

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I am planning to upgrade A Dell T110 with two 1TB SATA disks; replacing the two
exiting 200 GB SATA disks.
The current system is configured as RAID 1.
The disks are partitioned as a system drive C: - 30 GB and a data drive D: 170 GB;
I have BackupExec 2012 installed on the current system.
I plan to take a backup of the existing C: drive and the existing D: drive as two one-time backups to an external USB disk.
I will then proceed as follows:
a) I will disconnect the exiting disks and connect the new disks to the RAID controller card
in place of the original disks.
b) I will then restore the C: drive backup onto the new disks.
c) I am assuming at this stage, the C: drive on the system will be 1 TB in size /
d) I will then reduce the partition size to 100GB (which is what I require)
e) I will then create an extended partition ( drive D:) which will be 900 GB.
f) I will then restore the drive D: backup to the new drive D:

The existing disks will remain disconnected.

Apart from power cycling, do I need to do anything between steps a) and b  ? to configure RAID 1.
I will be booting the PC from the Backup Exec recovery disk.
Will it be a simple task to reduce the system partition size from 1TB to 100 GB as stated in d) ?
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