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    Add a drive to svr 2003 to create a mirror

    I have an old Cachepilot box (see pic) which is currently running Server 2003 on a single disk. We are using this as a sort of media drive (all videos, photos etc go on it). Currently it has a 1TB drive in it.

    I have purchased 2 x 2TB drives that I would like to use instead in a mirror configuration.

    Is it possible to put one of the new drives in the Cachepilot and create a mirror (using SVR 2003 RAID). This will hopefully copy all data to new drive as a mirror of the original.
    Can I then take out the original drive and put in the other new drive? Will the 2TB drive I originally added then build this drive into the mirror?

    I hope that makes sense!

    Or am i better off copying all Media files off and then rebuilding the server using the new 2TB drives and then copying the media back?
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    might be easier to use cloning software like ghost/fog/ping and just clone from the 1tb drive to the new array as i suspect adding the 2tb drive to a miror will wipe it iirc most controllers do

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    AFAIK you can only create a mirror with a drive of equal size so using a 2TB to mirror a 1TB wouldn't work. I'm not 100% sure though as I've only ever tried mirroring with identical drives.

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    Install 2tb drive and create a partition to match first drive, mirror drive 1 to drive 2.

    Remove drive 1 and break mirror, expand drive to fill drive.

    Add 2nd 2tb drive and mirror?

    Not saying it'll work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    might be easier to use cloning software like ghost/fog/ping and just clone from the 1tb drive to the new array as i suspect adding the 2tb drive to a miror will wipe it iirc most controllers do
    Sounds like a plan - hadnt thought of that.

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