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  • I have a new computer build where I have Win 7 Pro 64-bit installed on a SSD. Then I have a pair of 1TB drives that I setup as mirrored drives in Disc Management.

    I proceeded to setup my windows backup to the mirrored drive, but it is giving me the warning:

    When restoring a system image from this volume, the disks on your computer cannot be formatted to match the layout of the disks in the backup. To have full restore functionality, select a volume on basic disk as our backup location.

    I am not really sure I even need a backup for the SSD... it is a small 64GB drive strictly for the OS and surfing the net... minor games (wife card games, etc.)... and a few other minor things. I mirrored the 1TB drives because they are going to be our music server on our network for our laptops... as well as we planned to backup our laptops to the 1TB drive. I figured I would mirror the 1TB in case one crashed we would have the backup. A backup of the backup, so to speak. However, if I am having issues with not being able to setup windows backup on these from this computer, I assume I will run into the same issues with the laptop backups.

    Is there no way to use windows backup to a mirrored drive? I don't understand why that would be an issue.

    Thanks!
    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 3:58 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Base my test, Windows system image cannot backup to a mirrored drive, that seems Windows 7 backup didn’t support to mirrored drive.

     

    Thank you for your understanding.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

     


    Leo Huang

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Wednesday, December 21, 2011 8:37 AM
    Friday, December 16, 2011 7:19 AM

All replies

  • Okay... so this forum is apparently not followed very well.  I surely cannot believe no one knows the answer.

     

    Is it possible to backup a mirrored drive to a basic drive as a redundant backup?

    Friday, December 16, 2011 1:23 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Base my test, Windows system image cannot backup to a mirrored drive, that seems Windows 7 backup didn’t support to mirrored drive.

     

    Thank you for your understanding.

     

    Regards,

    Leo   Huang

     

     


    Leo Huang

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Wednesday, December 21, 2011 8:37 AM
    Friday, December 16, 2011 7:19 AM