Restoring a single disk image to two HD's...

Working on a clients PC...has 2 HD's in RAID1...both the OS and Data are on  same partition...

I made an image with Macrium is one image of the only partition...

I would like to install the OS on one drive, SSD, and the remaining part of the image, the Data
on the two drives in RAID 1 which I will reformat...

Is it possible to do this...???
Steve MutchlerIT TechAsked:
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
No, an image will lay down on top of the disk exactly as it was created.  You can't tell part of the image to go one place and the rest to go to another.

Your best bet would be to lay down the image on a temp computer, backup the data to a USB drive or some other device and to a clean install on the SSD then copy the data to the RAID 1.

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You are working from assumption that the RAID controller didn't grab part of the HDD starting at physical block #0 for metadata.   Many do.  So if you image it, you'll be wasting your time unless you get out a binary editor and manually modify partition table.   This isn't the sort of thing one can be walked through.

Specifically is this software-RAID, or if not, what RAID controller is involved, and are you getting rid of the controller?
P.S. the data MUST be consistent between the two volumes of the RAID1.  If not, it pretty much guarantees data loss if you split the drives up because the data on each of them don't match.  No way to go backwards after the fact.  The controllers generally have details in NVRAM and metadata about inconsistencies.

So no matter what, do a data consistency check/repair before attempting anything further.  This makes sure the HDDs both have same data in the partitions.
Steve MutchlerIT TechAuthor Commented:
I figured it would not work...but the best place to ask and find out is this forum...
I do like your idea of getting around with the USB drive...
I might go this route...
thanks guys
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Happy to have helped.  Good luck.
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