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  We have a server with Novell 3.12 on it and 2 HP SCSI C3725S Hard Drives Mirrored.  One of the Hard drives went bad, so we replaced it with one of the EXACT SAME MODEL number, geometry EVERYTHING.  However, the old drive, when
formated, showed 2.063GB in size, the new one shows 2.047GB in size. Now when I try to re-mirror the HD in the system it wont, have I done something wrong, or is there a way to mirror the HDs again?  Perhaps a more important question is why the new drive has formatted to smaller than the old?
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Has it been formatted with the same version of Novell?
By the way... You know there is a special area for Networks in here. You might want to ask the question there to find the best experts on this matter.

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bravado042997 earned 300 total points
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uh oh just dawned on me, the new drive might have bad sectors that were marked/made unusable THUS screwing up the numbers...
Send that new one BACK!!!  Tell them your special case...

[rest of msg I left after this, I had typed in before I thought of above... FYI]

If the newer one was bigger instead of smaller, you could have just forced on it the file size via FDISK.

Partition Magic could be used to resize the bigger one to a size the other can go, I'd ask the drive manufacturer if something was changed on the new one/same model ID.
Small print on just about everything says they can change the details and not tell ya and at any time, or in some jargonized lingo to that effect.

That is such a small change in number too...  WEIRD!!



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