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Windows 7: RAID 1 Boot Unit Versus Restore Points

29 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 w/Convience Rollup (KB3125574)
RAID 1 Boot Unit Versus Restore Points

1) I create a restore point when my boot unit is designated as Basic (unit/partition).

I modify the boot unit to be Dynamic for subsequent mirroring- RAID 1 purposes.

3) I 'fall back' using the restore point in step 1 above.

After the 'fall back', will the boot unit be Basic, or Dynamic? Is the mirror lost if I've created one?


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29 Mar 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Lairbear,

A restore point is only for system files, and would have no affect on the hard drive and how it's file system is formatted or partitioned.

You would not want to convert a drive that contains your Windows installation to dynamic. If you do, you will make Windows unbootable. Windows can only boot from a basic disk.

Hope this helps, :)
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31 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 w/Convience Rollup (KB3125574)
OK, Now what?


OK, if I want to create an exact mirror image of my boot drive, what would be your suggestion. Note that I wish to create a fall-back bootable drive in the event of a failure on my current boot unit? I willing to lose my external (E: ) hard drive to avoid a catastrophy like I recently experienced.

Thanks again,

The Bear in his Lair
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31 Mar 2013   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You could create a system image to have a full image backup of the selected hard drives. By default, any system drive required by Windows is selected by default and cannot be unselected.

You will be able to do a system image recovery to be able to restore your hard drives to how they were when the image was created.
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