software mirror in 2k
Posted on 2003-12-04
Objective: To create a software mirror between 2 IDE drives (disk 0 & disk 1) using windows 2000 server.
Method followed so far:
Both drives were initially configured as master and slave on the same (primary) IDE cable.
>> Microsoft knowledge base article >> Basically states to upgrade disk 0 from a basic drive to a Dynamic disk. I followed the windows upgrade to dynamic disk wizard.
I now have Disk 0 as a Dynamic disk with a primary volume (c:\), along with a 8mb unallocated volume. Disk 1 is still unallocated at this stage.
There is the option to create mirror in the right click menu on the primary volume (c:\), but it is greyed out …?!? I was also unable to format, or even upgrade disk1 to a dynamic disk. I have since placed disk1 on the second IDE cable and the same problem persists. Getting a bit confused…!
(I used the same method from the MS knowledge base to setup mirroring on 2 SATA drives with success, so I am at a loss at why it does not work now..?)
Do Both disks need to be dynamic and does being connected to a workgroup affect the procces in any way?