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How to Backup RAID 5 Disk/Partition with RAID Backup Software?

Updated on Nov 24, 2017 by Jean to Backup Utility

Summary:
RAID backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup can help you to backup RAID 5 disk or partition, backup and clone the disk perfectly under Windows Server 2012/2003/2008 and Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/8/10 32 bit and 64 bit.

What is RAID 5? Overview of RAID 5

RAID 5 - Block-level data striping with distributed parity.

RAID 5 stripes data across multiple disks. RAID 5, however, adds a parity check bit to the data. This slightly reduces available disk capacity, which means that the RAID array continues to function if a single disk fails. When a disk fails, you can simply replace the failed disk and keep going.

The tradeoffs with RAID 5 are a small performance penalty in write operations and a slight decrease in usable storage space.

Advantages: Best cost/performance for transaction-oriented networks;
Very high performance & excellent data protecting capacity;
Supports multiple simultaneous reads and writes;
Supports to optimize and satisfy large, sequential requests.

Weaknesses: Write performance is slower than RAID 0 or RAID 1.

Drive numbers: 3

DRIVE 1 DRIVE 2 DRIVE 3
Parity A Data A Data A
Data B Parity B Data B
Data C Data C Parity C

Why need to backup RAID 5 drives?

Many computer users have the experience of system crash or data loss problems such as hardware conflict, bad ram, hard disk drives overload, viruses attack, software conflict, etc. If your system is crashed and then you will realize that you really need server backup software after suffering the great pain to sacrifice your precious weekends or dating time to reinstall your operating system.

Some people build a single RAID 5 virtual disk and install operating system, save all data on it. Under this situation, you'll be more likely to encounter data loss problem. A typical RAID configuration is that one RAID 1 for operating system, one RAID 5 for storing data. No matter which configuration you use, you are highly recommended to backup RAID 5 disk for that all valuable data were saved there, so you won't meet any problems on this RAID and cause data loss. EaseUS Todo Backup can backup your valuable files with ease. It supports to backup RAID 5, image RAID 5 disk or partitions, compress, password protect, split image file, etc.

How to backup RAID 5 hard drive with EaseUS Todo Backup software?

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and create disk/partition backup task. Select the backup destination, or it will choose the most suitable location by default.

EaseUS Todo Backup guides to backup RAID 5

step 2. Click "Proceed" to complete the whole process.

You can save the image archive to local hard disk, tape, LAN computer disk or CD/DVD. Besides backing up to an image archive, you may also clone the virtual disk to replace or upgrade the old one by this RAID clone software.