4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2013 5:21 AM by John Lockwood
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I've been struggling with setting up my Mac mini (late 2012) server with a Striped RAID set and then restoring a Time Machine backup to the new RAID 0 volume. Here are the steps I have undertaken:


  1. Bought a 3TB Airport Time Capsule and created a full restore of my existing Time Machine backups to it.
  2. My Mac mini has dual 1TB hard drives. Pressed Command + R on bootup and entered recovery mode.
  3. Using Disk Utility, I created a Striped RAID set by adding both my 1TB drives as slices to a new RAID set and clicked on Create.
  4. After the RAID set was created, I exited Disk Utility.
  5. Clicked on Restore from Time Machine Backup.
  6. The process fails as it cannot create a Recovery Partition on a RAID set.


After much exploration, I think the problem can be resolved by attempting to Reinstall OS X on Step 5 and then attempting a Time Machine restore after the core OS is in place. Thoughts?

Mac mini, OS X Mavericks (10.9)