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Windows 7: Re-mirroring a raid 1 setup after format.

13 Mar 2015   #1
jackhandsome

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Re-mirroring a raid 1 setup after format.

I have a probably pretty simple question. My current setup is a 1TB sata drive for my OS. It is running Win 7 Pro. I then have 2 - 3TB drives in a Raid1 (mirror) drive setup. The Raid1 setup is ran through the Win 7 built-in Raid software. I now have to reformat the OS drive and put Win 7 back on. After I do that do I simply go in Disk Management and tell the 2 drives to mirror again? Is it that easy? Thank you in advance.


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15 Mar 2015   #2
jackhandsome

windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Since I didn't get an answer I will reply so it might help someone in the future. I went ahead with the reformat and re-installation of Win7. I unplugged all drives internal and external except for the os drive. Reformatted the os drive as you normally would. shut down and plugged everything back in and it automatically recognized the mirror raid with no issues. I assume this went so smoothly due to it being driven by the Win7software raid.
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15 Mar 2015   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

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I hope you aren't counting on your RAID 1 for backups
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15 Mar 2015   #4
jackhandsome

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I have actually edited my previous reply. I don't use the Raid 1 mirror as my only backup but I think it's a good 1st layer of backup. I actually have a 6TB external drive backing the 2 drives up in real time. I then have another external usb offsite backup that I bring in weekly to back everything up. So if the building literally burned to the ground I would be ok.
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