Here is everything you should know about RAID Backups
Here you will find out:
- about RAID Backups
- how DiskInternals can help you
Are you ready? Let's read!
Most Windows users, especially server users, want to back up a RAID disk easily, safely and quickly. This is real and this article will present a great solution for RAID backup using professional software.
About RAID data safety
In order to understand why to make backup copies of a raid, one should understand the specifics of arrays.
RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a technology that uses two or more hard drives at the same time to achieve specific goals: higher levels of performance, reliability and/or larger data volumes. RAID distributes data across multiple disks, and meanwhile, users and the operating system perceive the array as a single disk.
Performance gains are achieved through striping, where data is split and written across multiple drives to increase throughput. Reliability is achieved by introducing redundancy, therefore, if a single disk failure, an exact copy of the original data remains.
The most commonly used RAIDs are:
- RAID 0 - Striped set, no parity,
- RAID 1 - Mirror set, no parity,
- RAID 5 - Striped set with distributed parity.
Thus, it can be said that RAID is really used in emergency services and business where data security and performance are important. However, backing up a RAID using RAID backup software is significant to avoid system downtime.
Thus, you can save the image to a local hard drive, a computer drive on a local network, or a CD / DVD. Apart from this, you can also clone the virtual disk to update the old copy.
Protect your RAID Arrays With DiskInternals
It is already clear that while most RAID is fault-tolerant, it still carries the risk of data loss. However, any array is more or less prone to collapse and to prevent this from happening, you can back up or restore damaged files using the DiskInternals RAID Recovery application.
DiskInternals RAID Recovery supports both automatic and manual detection of basic parameters, such as the type and level of your array, the type of RAID controller, the order of the disks, the size of the stripes, etc. accessible even for ordinary users without additional knowledge in the IT field.
Follow these instructions for fast and high-quality RAID recovery of any level:
Download and install RAID Recovery on your computer from the official website. After that, open the installation file and install it on your computer. Now open the application and launch the Recovery Wizard (if the wizard is not needed, you can skip this step).
Connect all the RAID disks separately in the correct order, then the program will automatically detect it, you just have to select an array for subsequent scanning.
Now select the recovery mode:
- Full recovery
After scanning (this will most likely take a long time) view some or all of the search results for free to check the integrity and correctness of the data. Then purchase a DiskInternals RAID Recovery license to complete the data export to a suitable storage device.