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Drive going bad in Novell 4.11 - Mirroring

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We are running a Novell 4.11 system with 2 mirrored scsi drives.  The main drive that boots is going bad but still functional.  The second drive only contains the novell partition - not the dos partition.  Can I take a blank drive - create a similar dos partition on it - insert it into the system and let it mirror over?  Will I need to manually create a novell partition on it? If so how do I do this.  Thanks for your help
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Since you are asking about Novell Netware, you are better off by asking this question in the Netware TA.
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You could probably use Ghost to copy the entire hard drive. Ghost 2.0 for Netware will do it no problem if you can find it. Later versions of ghost can only do a sector by sector copy, which should also work.


If you can't get Ghost or can't get it to work, then:
Take a blank drive, create the dos partition, make it bootable, copy all files from the old Dos partition. Leave the the rest of the partition unallocated. The unallocated space must be at least as big as the partition on the good 2nd drive.

Boot to Netware and load install, drive options, Create Netware disk partition. Select the new hard drive and make it as large as the good partition. Escape back to the Install screen saving.

Choose Disk options again and mirror. I think you have to break the old mirror and create the new mirror. Sorry, but it's been awhile. From the mirrored disk partitions screen, I think you hit delete on the bad partition and then hit insert and select the new partition.

Good luck.
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Thanks...I took the Blank Drive Option and Worked just as you described.  I deleted te existing mirror and re-mirrored the new drive.
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