Immutable and Virtual OS Help.
by joemose - 1/28/14 1:44 PM
Let me start off by saying that my knowledge of this topic is very limited. I am going to give a brief breakdown of what I would like to do in the best explanation possible. Please bear with me.
I am running a custom built PC with all the bells and whistles. I have a primary drive that consists of two ssd's in a RAID0 configuration. On the primary drive I have windows 7 installed as well as all the essential programs like drivers, office, virus scanners etc.
Here is where my question comes in. I would like to install an additional physical hard drive that can be used as a "virtual" version of the first. Now if I have confused you, let me try to explain this.
I want the primary to physically have all the necessary files for the operating system as well as all the software installed. All updates and all new software will be stored on this primary drive.
What I want to do is have the second hard drive essentially boot when i turn on the computer as a mirror of the primary. Act exactly as the primary would. But when i restart the computer or shut down, no changes are saved.
Basically use the secondary drive everyday to work off of without ever worrying about files becoming corrupted ect. And just update the primary when neccessary. I also would like the secondary drive to have full use of the hardware available i.e. memory, graphics, processor ect.
Now I am not sure how this can be done, hence the forum, but if any of you out there can help me out I would greatly appreciate it.