So here's my situation. I have three 1TB disks that I want to set up as RAID 5. One of these three disks has all my data on it and the other two are uninitialized.
I have a hot swap disk that has backups of the 1TB disk with the data on it, and I'm trying to figure out the following: Once I have the three 1TB disks set up as RAID 5, will a full system restore from my backup disk safely bring my system back into working order? What about a bare-metal restore? What's the best way to restore my data onto my fresh RAID 5 setup?
EDIT: I'm using software RAID, not hardware.
Thanks for your help.