Posted on 2002-04-01
Few months ago, I installed a Win2K server with a single IDE drive. This drive had a single partition only which occupied almost the entire disk, leaving a small unused area of around 10MB.
Recently, as more critical data started accumulating at the server we decided to install a second disk to mirror the first one.
So, firtly, I took the server down and installed the second IDE drive which I have chosen to be exactly the same as the first one.
Second, I booted the server up, BIOS and Win2k recognize the drive and all seem OK.
Third, using disk manager, I formatted the second drive with no errors.
Next, I tried to create a mirrored volume in the second drive but Win2k tell me I have to convert it to a Dynamic Disk. Anyway, I did that.
Still, no luck. When I try to create the mirrored volume on the second drive, it only allows my to mirror the small unused area of the first drive and not the main volume.
I have not done this before in microsoft's series of OSes so I guess somewhere I am doing it wrong.