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my exchange server has 2 80GB drives
Disk 0 is partitioned and is a basic disk
Disk 1 is a dynamic disk
i want to mirror the disks
i know i will have to upgrade disk 0 to a dynamic disk is this ok to do. there is data on the drive
after it is upgraded can the disks be mirrored?
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To Create a RAID 1 ( Mirror ) Set in Windows 2000

NOTE: All members of a RAID 1 ( to mirror partitions ) volume set must be on a dynamic disk.

1)Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.
2)Expand the Storage branch, and then click Disk Management.
3)Right-click the partition that you want to mirror, and then click Add Mirror.
4)Click the disk that will host the mirror, and then click Add Mirror.
5)On the Partition menu, click Commit changes now to begin duplication.
6)Reboot the computer after the duplication process is completed.

Hope this Helps
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 298155

Cheers
Sinu Thomas
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You can upgrade the disk to Dyanmic with out the Data Loss, however the process is irreversible.

Please Check this link,
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;175761

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 175761

Regards
Sinu
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thank you for your help
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