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

    Whats the best way to create a mirror (RAID 1) within server 2003??

    can you create a mirror after installing the OS???

    thanks

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

    You need to put another disk in the server, then you can go into disk management and convert both disks to dynamic. You then need to reboot and then you can go back into disk management and add your mirror.

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

    how do you convert disks to dynamic?????

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

    Quote Originally Posted by johnkay21
    how do you convert disks to dynamic?????
    Are you sure you're on the right forum? This one's for IT people... :P

    Ok steady on. There are people of all levels on here and what one person knows verbatim someone else won't. - plexer

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

    whats the answer then smart arse

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

    Start>Run...

    compmgmt.msc<return>

    click Disk Management

    Right click the disk you want to mirror in the bottom pane and click Convert to Dynamic Disk... and follow the instructions. You will have to reboot.

    Install the new drive

    Then boot up and go back into Disk Management. It should autodetect the new drive and ask if you want to convert it to a dynamic disk. If it doesn't then just go through the steps above again for the new disk.

    Reboot once more, into Disk Management, right click the original drive and click Add Mirror...and follow the instructions (choosing the new drive to be the mirror).

    All done.

    This is all assuming that your server doesn't already have a RAID controller built in. If it does you would just add another drive to the raid controller and then use the controller's configuration software/BIOS to set up a mirrored array.

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

    Admin Tools>Computer Management > Disk management

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

    If the server is going to be under any sort of load fit a RAID card if it hasn't already got one (or embedded RAID). We find that software RAID works but there is a performance hit.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Netman
    Quote Originally Posted by johnkay21
    how do you convert disks to dynamic?????
    Are you sure you're on the right forum? This one's for IT people... :P

    Ok steady on. There are people of all levels on here and what one person knows verbatim someone else won't. - plexer
    Calm down - it was only a joke... the sense of humour bypass is switched on again I see...

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

    Yes but as has been said time and time again it's impossible to convey that by a text based medium so it's safer to refrain from it.

    Ben

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

    Quote Originally Posted by johnkay21
    whats the answer then smart arse
    RTFM newbie... or in other words, don't expect other people to bail you out when you obviously haven't made any effort to look into it at all - dumb arse!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by pallen
    Admin Tools>Computer Management > Disk management
    Right Click My Computer

    > Manage

    > Disk Management

    But If you don't know what a dynamic disk is are you sure that you have the skils and knowledge to make the disks into Raids ?

    Are these servers active ?

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

    hardware raid would be better but if the server is already in use then as people above have said is the way to do it.

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

    Also have a look at Episode 41 on the IT Idiots site as this covers the setting up of drives, disks and volumes.

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

    "Netman
    Right Now I Am Helping All The Newbies"

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