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RAID hardware and Windows NT

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I currently have a motherboard with Adaptec's 880 chipset, and with an ARO-1130 card from Adaptec I can convert it to a RAID device.

I need to run Windows NT Server 4.0 and a financial database system on this system. I would like to have a setup which allows me to switch over to a new drive quickly (less than half an hour) if one should fail.

I would also like to partition the two 6.0GB SCSI drives as follows:

Partition 1 (2.0GB) - Windows NT
Partition 2 (4.0GB) - database

Can I use RAID 5 on such a configuration? Can NT be mirrored on another drive during operation? Is there a better configuration I should consider?

Thanks!
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In my opinion, you should get a raid array. With raid, there is fault tolerance so that if one drive fails, it will NOT affect the server.. You can then HOT SWAP out the failed drive, and the information that was on that drive will be recreated.
You must have AT LEAST 3 drives to function in a raid array.

Much information about raid 5 can be found at
http://www.netmeg.net/faq/computers/arch-storage/01.html

see section 7 for full RAID details


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