This may seem like a limitation but it is not much different than a system with DAS (direct-attached storage)....
You may be able to restore volume groups, logical volumes and file systems from a backup but you must first recreate RAID arrays if using hardware RAID.
As an aside, when doing your DR planning, make sure you factor in the time it takes to recreate the RAID arrays when calculating recovery times; the creation of large arrays can consume quite a bit of time before any data can be restored.
Dig Deeper on Data storage strategy
Related Q&A from Pierre Dorion
With some limitations, Federal Continuity Directives 1 and 2 can be used to help conduct a business impact assessment.continue reading
Find out what business impact assessment errors you can most easily identify in this Expert Response from Pierre Dorion.continue reading
Pierre Dorion highlights some of the business impact analysis tools available to help companies in this Expert Response.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.