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There is a chance that when you rebuild the RAID array it will work, but i can't guarantee you that. Stripe definitions are saved in the drives, though i'm not 100% sure of this, so you can reconstruct the RAID array through some 3rd party software application (got to dig up on this as i only helped to perform this once), but that will take you hours of work depending on the storage capacity and the drives, in case of your backup image get corrupted or something.
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Originally Posted by matroska View Post
There is a chance that when you rebuild the RAID array it will work, but i can't guarantee you that. Stripe definitions are saved in the drives, though i'm not 100% sure of this, so you can reconstruct the RAID array through some 3rd party software application (got to dig up on this as i only helped to perform this once), but that will take you hours of work depending on the storage capacity and the drives, in case of your backup image get corrupted or something.
There is a very high probability that it will just work. All the information is stored on the HDD. In fact the RAID controller has no way of knowing it was or was not already managing the array previously.
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There is a very high probability that it will just work. All the information is stored on the HDD. In fact the RAID controller has no way of knowing it was or was not already managing the array previously.
I wasn't trying to provide misinformation...i am truly sorry if i did.

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There's also the concept of doing a disk backup treating the entire raid as a single drive. If you can hook up an external USB drive or dock, you can "copy the files over". I often will do this as a crude backup in the event all else fails. I loathe win XP and will do anything not to install it. Thankfully, win7 is about 100 times less painful...

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