Basic to Dynamic disk upgrade destroys disk data?
Posted on 2003-11-17
I have a Windows 2000 Server with 3 IDE hard drives. Drive 0 is a basic disk. Drives 1 and 2 are dynamic disks. All are NTFS formatted. Drives 1 and 2 are currently blank. But drive 0 contains not only the operating system, but also many installed programs and data files.
My goal is to create a mirrored drive of drive 0, but it is not possible to mirror a Basic disk. I must therefore upgrade drive 0 to Dynamic.
My question is, will I lose all of my data, and the operating system, if I upgrade drive 0 from Basic to Dynamic?