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Using Windows Server backup, I like to do a full server and data backup.  Then I would like to build a new Raid 10 on the server.  It currently is a single drive with no raid.  After I build the raid what would be my procedure to recover the server using my system backup?
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You need to do a full backup of your server, then recreate the RAID and start with a windows server 2008 r2 dvd and use recovery option and restore the server with your backup information.

Here are some links on how to

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2011/05/12/bare-metal-restore.aspx
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles-tutorials/windows-server-2008/Restoring-Windows-Server-Bare-Metal.html
http://mctexpert.blogspot.mx/2011/10/utilizing-windows-server-2008-r2-bare.html

The process to backup and restore is easy, but I recomend to test first your backup if possible in a different server.

And be careful with the size of the original disk and the new disk for RAID 10, because usually, when you create a RAID some disk space is used for the RAID information in the disk and the RAID disk could be a little shorter than the original disk, what can be a problem to restore the backup.
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by:Scott Johnston
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Thank you, that is all I was looking for.  A bit of support for a one man shop....I had this solution already but needed someone to validate.
THANK YOU
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