Volume Sets, Stripe Sets, and Mirrors

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To create a Volume set object

1Click the Create Virtual RAID button and select Create Virtual Volume set

or select the Create Virtual Volume set on the Create menu

>A Virtual Volume set object will appear on the Drives panel
2Drag the required partitions from the Drives panel to the Parents tab
3Drag the required partitions from the Drives panel to the Parents tab

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Or right-click the Parents tab and select the required partition from the context menu.

Note: Objects should be placed in the same order as they were in the original volume set. If this order is incorrect, you must change it by dragging the parents to place them in the correct order.

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

If R-Studio detects a valid file system on the newly created RAID object, a partition object will appear on the Drives panel.

To create a Stripe set object (RAID 0)

1Click the Create Virtual RAID button and select Create Virtual Block RAID

or select the Create Virtual Block RAID on the Create menu

>A Virtual Block RAID object will appear on the Drives panel
2Select RAID 0 (Stripe set) on the RAID type
3Drag the required partitions from the Drives panel to the Parents tab

Or right-click the Parents tab and select the required partition from the context menu.

You may either make R-Studio to process your changes immediately or wait until you finish editing the RAID layout. Select or clear the Apply changes immediately checkbox on the Parents tab. Click the Apply button to apply the changes when are you through.

Note: Objects should be placed in the same order as they were in the original volume set. If this order is incorrect, you must change it by dragging the parents to place them in the correct order.

Object control buttons

The Block size and Offset (in sectors) parameters must be set the same as for the original volume set.

You also need to specify Block order. You may select it on the Blocks order drop-down or context menu.

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

>The Virtual Block RAID object can now be processed like regular drives/volumes

If R-Studio detects a valid file system on the newly created RAID object, a partition object will appear on the Drives panel.

The Description Files for RAID Configurations topic shows the RAID description file for this RAID configuration.

To create a Mirror set object (RAID 1)

1Click the Create Virtual RAID button and select Create Virtual Mirror

or select the Create Virtual Mirror on the Create menu

>A Virtual Mirror object will appear on the Drives panel
2Drag the required partitions from the Drives panel to the Parents tab

Or right-click the Parents tab and select the required partition from the context menu.

>The Virtual Mirror object can now be processed like regular drives/volumes

If R-Studio detects a valid file system on the newly created RAID object, a partition object will appear on the Drives panel.