C Wilson Posted April 20, 2015 Report Share Posted April 20, 2015 Novice questions, my apologies if these are trivial! OS is Win 7 64 bit. PC has SSD C drive, and a software RAID 1 SATA III disk pairing as the D drive. Backup media is newly acquired SCSI connected LTO4 tape drive. Imagined sceanrios: C: dies or PC is stolen. I have to work out what strategy I need to rebuild my OS and data from a tape. Do I need to use the 64 bit disaster recovery disc option, or the 32 bit? My SCSI driver for the tape drive SCSI card is 64 bit. The RAID 1 Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver is unknown as to 32 bit or 64 bit, and I am unsure how to tell. It was loaded off the Gigabyte motherboard driver CD automatically. Can Retrospect Desktop create an image file of the C drive with the OS boot partition and files etecetera? Can it write it direct to tape? If not and I write an image to say the D drive (which has no boot stuff on it), and then copy the whole D drive with the C drive image upon it to tape, can the recovery disc load the tape drivers and retrieve and restore the OS from the tape? Tape seemed a good option at the time as I felt a hard drive stored unused for a few years may not reliably spin up, and a relatively inert tape cassette would be more likely to be usable after a long dormancy. I had not considered all the nuances of it, as a home user. I guess you IT gentlemen are more familiar with its use As an aside, and not strictly Retrospect relevant, a question about my Intel motherboard software controlled RAID 1 drives. If the MOTHERBOARD died, and a like for like replacement unavailable, would a different board still read this RAID 1 pairing? Would the Retrospect OS back up have any issues, maybe related to Microsoft not running Win 7 on different hardware, with backing up to a PC with a different motherboard? Would I need to buy the Dissimilar Hardware option? Thanks for reading. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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