How to partition, & mirror different size disks
Posted on 1997-07-28
Given a SYS: drive, which is a 1.2 Gb - approx 100 mb for dos. I have a 1.7 Gb disk what I want to partition to match the SYS: partition. Then I want to mirror the two. I would also like to duplicate the 100 mb dos partition. Please answer the following questions -- ASSUME THAT YOU ARE TALKING TO AN USER WHO HAS TO DO THIS:
1) I can install the 1.7 gb disk on the second IDE controller (on the P133 mother board) as the master. Correct?
2) For the DOS partition. Would I run FDISK from DOS and partition the new drive (E:) with the same partition table as the current C: disk? Or is there a better way?
3) Now I need to create a Novell InternetWare 4.11 partition to match the size of my SYS: partition. How?
4) How do it turn mirroring On? Off?
5) When I turn mirroring on, how long before both drives have the exact same data? Will Novell give me a message saying that the drives have been sync-ed?
6) Now if I turn Mirroring off (HOW?) and unplug the new disk. I will have a bootable and running copy of Novell for emergencies. Right?
6a) I know that this will be a static copy of my Server's SYS: partition. This is OK!
To get an exelecent rating ("A") you will need to provide an explation of what is involved _AND_ a set of step by step instuctions that the average person/user can follow. DO _NOT_ assume that I am a CNE, CNA, or Novell expert. I am not.