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Bryan



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:25 am    Post subject: Newby With A Couple Of Questions - RAID1 vs ViceVersa Reply with quote

Hi all, my name is Bryan and I am new here.

A few days ago I posted the following in the "Support" Forum but as yet have had no response. I am just wondering if any Forum members can advise me.


"I am in the process of having a new pc custom built. I had intended to have a Raid 1 set up on two internal hard drives with back up's to further HDD's via hot swop bays in the pc.

However I have been advised that Raid 1 may not be the best way to go and I was pointed in the direction of the ViceVersa series of software.

My questions are,

1) Will ViceVersa be a substitute for a Raid 1 set up by simply using the Mirror facility across two drives?

2) Can ViceVersa be used on internal drives only or does it have to operate across seperate computers? I only want it for "Real Time" file updating between internal drives, i.e. to mirror the master HDD on to a second internal HDD.

3) Can ViceVersa backup/mirror a master drive to 2 additional drives at the same time?

Thanks in advance for any help offered."

I need to find answers before I place the final order for the new PC. If ViceVersa cannot do what I need on a single desktop with multiple drives then I will have to specify a Raid 1 set up on the internal drives.

Thanks for any information.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, welcome to our forum!

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1) Will ViceVersa be a substitute for a Raid 1 set up by simply using the Mirror facility across two drives?


Yes, however Raid 1 hardware is more powerful and completely transparent. We have several Raid 1 on our server and also use ViceVersa to mirror to third drives (internal or external via USB or over LAN).

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2) Can ViceVersa be used on internal drives only or does it have to operate across seperate computers? I only want it for "Real Time" file updating between internal drives, i.e. to mirror the master HDD on to a second internal HDD.


Can be used for any drive, internal, external or on a separate computer.

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3) Can ViceVersa backup/mirror a master drive to 2 additional drives at the same time?


Yes, and that is an advantage over RAID1. If you can afford it , I would use ViceVersa and a RAID1 to have 3 backup copies.

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Bryan



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:10 pm    Post subject: Sounds Good To Me Reply with quote

Thank you for your reply.

As soon as my new PC is built I will purcase ViceVersa Pro and set it up as you suggest. I will have twoo data HDD's in Raid 1 and use ViceVersa to provide real time back up to addtional hard drives via hot swop caddies in the PC case.

Thanks again for your help.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great , thanks! Smile
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