I am preparing to build a new desktop PC. Basically I want to separate my
(1) software.... to be backed up via writing image files to external media each week; Each Monday I plan to (A) restore the prior image file, ( update all software, © make desired permament tweaks to user settings, then (D) write a new image file to external media
(2) data.... to be backed up in real time via a RAID-1 setup.
Can I do that? Note that physical harddrive #1 would have a standard partition (for software) and a RAID-1 configured partition (for data). The question is, can a single hard drive have two partitions, one that is RAID-1 configured, and one that is not?
If yes, advice on how to set it up would be welcome indeed.
Thanks for the help.
PS (This PS was added after the first reply was posted.) Of course, with a Raid-1 for the 2nd partition, there will be a 2nd physical hard drive. It will just have a single partition, and the sole purpose will be as a redundant data storage, via Raid-1 configuration, for any data written to partition D as described above.
This post has been edited by NerdyAndWhite: 26 June 2012 - 07:35 AM