Spanned Volumes, Stripe Sets, and Mirrors

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(Available on Restorer Ultimate PRO and Restorer Ultimate PRO Network only).

To create a Spanned volume object

1Click Create Virtual RAID on the Task List
>A Create Virtual RAID wizard will appear to guide you through the process of creating the Virtual Spanned Volume.
2Select Virtual Spanned Volume on the Create Virtual RAID dialog box then click the Next button
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Create Virtual RAID dialog box
3Select the required objects on the Available disks list, add them to the Selected disks list, and click the Finish button
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Create Virtual RAID dialog box

Click to expand/collapseRAID options

Available disks

List of disks available for creating virtual disk arrays

Show Partitions

If this check box is selected, Restorer Ultimate also shows partitions on hard drives

Show as:

Select the units in which you want to see object sizes. You may select, Bytes, Sectors, and Bytes and Sectors.

Selected disks

List of disks selected for creating virtual disk arrays

Buttons

Add

Click this button to add the selected disk from the Available disks list to the Selected disks list

Remove

Click this button to remove the selected disk from the Selected disks list

Remove All

Click this button to remove all selected disks from the Selected disks list

Move Up

Click this button to move the selected disk one level up in the Selected disks list

Move Down

Click this button to move the selected disk one level down in the Selected disks list

Add Missing Disk

Click this button to add a virtual disk into virtual disk array that will be created

Note: Components should be placed in the same order and the offsets should be specified as they were in the original volume set. If this order is incorrect, you must change it by using the Move Up and Move Down buttons.

If a component from the objects is absent (due to hardware failure, for example), you can add a "missing disk" to re-construct the RAID. The missing disk should be placed in the same order as in the original RAID structure.

>A Virtual volume object will appear on the Device/Disk list panel

The Virtual volume set or RAIDs object can now be processed like regular drives/volumes.

If Restorer Ultimate detects a valid file system on the newly created RAID object, a partition object will appear on the Device/Disk list panel.

To create a Stripe set object (RAID 0)

1Click Create Virtual RAID on the Task List
>A Create Virtual RAID wizard will appear to guide you through the process of creating a Virtual Stripe set (RAID 0).
2Select Virtual Block RAID on the Create Virtual RAID dialog box then click the Next button
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Create Virtual RAID dialog box
3Select the required objects on the Available disks list, add them to the Selected disks list, and click the Finish button
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Create Virtual RAID dialog box

Click to expand/collapseRAID options

Available disks

List of disks available for creating virtual disk arrays

Show Partitions

If this check box is selected, Restorer Ultimate also shows partitions on hard drives

Show as:

Select the units in which you want to see object sizes. You may select, Bytes, Sectors, and Bytes and Sectors.

Selected disks

List of disks selected for creating virtual disk arrays

Buttons

Add

Click this button to add the selected disk from the Available disks list to the Selected disks list

Remove

Click this button to remove the selected disk from the Selected disks list

Remove All

Click this button to remove all selected disks from the Selected disks list

Move Up

Click this button to move the selected disk one level up in the Selected disks list

Move Down

Click this button to move the selected disk one level down in the Selected disks list

Add Missing Disk

Click this button to add a virtual disk into virtual disk array that will be created

Note: Components should be placed in the same order and the offsets should be specified as they were in the original volume set. If this order is incorrect, you must change it by using the Move Up and Move Down buttons.

If a component from the objects is absent (due to hardware failure, for example), you can add a "missing disk" to re-construct the RAID. The missing disk should be placed in the same order as in the original RAID structure.

Turning Disks On-Line and Off-Line on-the-fly

You may turn the objects in the virtual RAID0 on-line and off-line by selecting/clearing the On checkbox on the Create Virtual RAID dialog box.

Actually, when you turn an object off-line, Restorer Ultimate substitutes it with a Missing Disk or Empty Space object.

4Click the Next button and select the other parameters for your RAID0 and click the Finish button
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Create Virtual RAID dialog box

Select RAID0(Stripe set) in RAID type.

The RAID block size parameter must be set the same as for the original volume set.

If those parameters are not correct, data on the parents will not be damaged, but the data from the RAID0 cannot be recovered.

>A Virtual block RAID object will appear on the Device/Disk list panel

The Virtual block RAID object can now be processed like regular drives/volumes.

If Restorer Ultimate detects a valid file system on the newly created RAID object, a partition object will appear on the Device/Disk list panel.

Note: You may check how correctly you have reconstructed the RAID0. Find a file and preview it. If the file appears correct, you have created a correct RAID layout. The file should be large enough. For example, it should have size equal or larger to Block size*Number of disks for RAID0.

To create a Mirror set object (RAID 1)

>A Create Virtual RAID wizard will appear to guide you through the process of creating a Virtual Mirrot set (RAID 1).
2Select Virtual Mirrored Volume on the Create Virtual RAID dialog box then click the Next button
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Create Virtual RAID dialog box
3Select the required objects on the Available disks list, add them to the Selected disks list, and click the Finish button
Click to enlarge
Create Virtual RAID dialog box

Click to expand/collapseRAID options

Available disks

List of disks available for creating virtual disk arrays

Show Partitions

If this check box is selected, Restorer Ultimate also shows partitions on hard drives

Show as:

Select the units in which you want to see object sizes. You may select, Bytes, Sectors, and Bytes and Sectors.

Selected disks

List of disks selected for creating virtual disk arrays

Buttons

Add

Click this button to add the selected disk from the Available disks list to the Selected disks list

Remove

Click this button to remove the selected disk from the Selected disks list

Remove All

Click this button to remove all selected disks from the Selected disks list

Move Up

Click this button to move the selected disk one level up in the Selected disks list

Move Down

Click this button to move the selected disk one level down in the Selected disks list

Add Missing Disk

Click this button to add a virtual disk into virtual disk array that will be created

Note: Components should be placed in the same order and the offsets should be specified as they were in the original volume set. If this order is incorrect, you must change it by using the Move Up and Move Down buttons.

If a component from the objects is absent (due to hardware failure, for example), you can add a "missing disk" to re-construct the RAID. The missing disk should be placed in the same order as in the original RAID structure.

>A Virtual mirror object will appear on the Device/Disk list panel

The Virtual mirror object can now be processed like regular drives/volumes.

If Restorer Ultimate detects a valid file system on the newly created RAID object, a partition object will appear on the Device/Disk list panel.

Note: You may check how correctly you have reconstructed the RAID 1. Find a file and preview it. If the file appears correct, you have created a correct RAID layout.