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    Re: best way of creating a mirror on server 2003???

    Apart from mirroring, does converting a disk to dynamic have any other advantage?

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    Re: best way of creating a mirror on server 2003???

    lots, it means you can span a volume accross several disks ( or several parts of disks), it also allows you to stripe /mirror or set up software raid 5.

    it also means you can change the size of a partitiion very easily!.

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    Re: best way of creating a mirror on server 2003???

    They'll also be unreadable on XP Home, however I'm unsure if you'd class that as an advantage.

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    Re: best way of creating a mirror on server 2003???

    Would you recommend it for a machine running server 2003? It has 2 X 250GB disks and I would like to make a 20GB system, 2GB proxy and stripe whatevers left to make a 450GB+ partition

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    Re: best way of creating a mirror on server 2003???

    On more than one ocassion, I've seen a server with software RAID 1 configured, mirror errors that occured on one drive (due to a hardware fault), on to the other drive

    Don't know whether this is the nature of RAID 1, or whether hardware raid would be better at detecting faults?

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    Re: best way of creating a mirror on server 2003???

    Yes, minor faults get mirrored just like real data. It's a feature!

    Remember kids, RAID is not a backup solution!



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