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It's being backed up on a totally separate drive, that's not in the RAID, and never will be..Ya know?
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It's being backed up on a totally separate drive, that's not in the RAID, and never will be..Ya know?
Ahh well then that should work. Goodluck. I have to get to bed now. Long day tomorrow.
    
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Yeah even with moving one drive and still having 2, you will loose your data.

There is no way around it. You have to get rid of one and all of your data or just keep the 3.

EDIT: Even if you make a backup, it might not like the 2 drives. It might make the backup with all the data in 3 separate parts.
No. If he makes a backup onto one HDD, then it'll be just like normal. you could technically boot of the backup drive if it's an exact copy.

RAID-0 treats the 3 drives as one...so when you make a backup it's just like backing up a single drive.
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No. If he makes a backup onto one HDD, then it'll be just like normal. you could technically boot of the backup drive if it's an exact copy.

RAID-0 treats the 3 drives as one...so when you make a backup it's just like backing up a single drive.
That's how I understood it, so why I can't I remove one, then rebuild the array?
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The backup should work fine, but if you take one drive out you will loose all your data, no way around that.

Like i said, it writes a bit of data onto each drive, if you remove one you will be missing parts of all your data and none of it will work.
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