Why do computer users need to clone RAID array, especially Windows Server users need to do RAID cloning? Generally speaking, they need to clone RAID array regularly in order to upgrade disk or migrate data from small disk to a larger one. A typical example is that when the partitions on the hardware RAID runs out of space, you may prefer to rebuild the hardware RAID with larger hard disks. Then, you need to backup the data to another place, rebuild the hardware RAID and restore data again. What a time-consuming task! But Is it possible to clone RAID disk in a safe and easy way? The answer is yes. And this article will introduce you how to do this job eaily with EaseUS RAID cloning software.
RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks which is the organization of multiple disks into a large, high performance logical disk. Disk arrays stripe data across multiple disks and access them in parallel to achieve higher data security or data transfer rates. According to various combinations of approaches giving different levels of protection against data loss, capacity, and speed, several levels of RAID are available, including RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 2, RAID 3, RAID 4, RAID 5 and RAID 10 (1+0), etc.
Raid cloning software - EaseUS Todo Backup, file-by-file and sector-by-sector disk cloning, both Windows application and WinPE bootable disk support RAID array. It is the easiest way to clone Raid drives. You just need to select the source disk and then choose the target disk. If you need a step by step instructions about how to to clone RAID array with this program, just try the following steps.
1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and click Clone.
2. Select source raid disk you want to clone and the destination disk. Sector by sector clone option enables you to clone all sectors from source disk to destination disk.
3. Preview the disk layout after cloning.
4. Click NEXT to execute raid disk clone.
Generally, every software supports hardware RAID array under Windows, but little of them support RAID array with the bootable disk, so if you need to restore or clone by bootable disk, these products are useless. Fortunately, EaseUS Todo Backup provides, WinPE bootable disk, with which you can backup/restore or clone RAID array easily without entering Windows.
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