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Anashwaran
Posted: December 13th, 2008, 7:59am Report to Moderator
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As I use all Programs from Ray, I had also a backup on WinRescue.
Now I had a failure of my main hard-disk and problems on the Mainboard.
The last time I could boot up I tried to use Winrescue to put back the registry etc...
But I had safely put the folder on an external disk, thinking it was safer. But I had to boot up in Safe Mode, the only available, and in Safe Mode the external disk was not available and no way to acced to the backup!
That was a new lesson!
Fortunately I could use RegVac, which was on my 2nd HD and here the backup was available in Safe Mode.
I had later on to reinstall all again. There was no other way. But this makes me watch out on this point. I had also a WinXP Recovery disk, but here I could'nt make it work the way I intended.
My son uses a LaCie external Raid which gives him total mirror and no problem at a failure.
( http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10963 )  Is that also possible when on uses a second (same) HD internal and put the 2 on RAID?
Is this possible after installation, because it might change the functioning because of the BIOS?
Someone else told me of a virtual HD installation. What does that mean and how does it work?
A lot of questions, but i'm getting tired of sitting here for 2-3 days reinstalling all my programs, passwords, checkups etc... even if one has made backups and programs like Ray's.
Suggestions?
Thanks for any feedback
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Ray
Posted: December 15th, 2008, 10:03am Report to Moderator
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   My suggestion as to where to put backups is to put the registry backups on the Windows drive and other backups on a different drive than they are on (it does not have to be an external drive or discs).
   I do not know much about RAID.  Others on this forum do, so I will let them comment about RAID.
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Snakeyes
Posted: December 22nd, 2008, 6:23am Report to Moderator
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An internal Raid 1 setup would help against a failure of one of the two drives but not against a mainboard failure. It would also have a performance hit. You would be far better off with a single external drive coupled with a good disk imaging software. I am not sure that it is appropriate for me to list other than Superwin software on Ray's site.
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Ray
Posted: December 22nd, 2008, 11:27am Report to Moderator
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Concerning Snakeyes comment about whether it would be appropriate to mention other software on this site - since we do not sell disk imaging software, it is OK to mention other software.
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