Dynamic disk ghosting?
Posted on 2004-11-12
We have two dynamic disks currently giving us some problems, and we need to migrate to new hardware. As I understand, ghosting a dynamic disk that is mirrored is supported whereas ghosting any stripes is not. The two hard drives are setup as follows using windows disk management:
DISK0 [------8GB MIRROR-------] [+++++66.5GB STRIPE+++++]
DISK1 [------8GB MIRROR-------] [+++++66.5GB STRIPE+++++] [********93.5GB BASIC*********]
Making three partitions, redundant C (8 GB), Raid 0 D: (133 GB), and basic E: (93.5 GB). So shouldn't partitions C and E be ghosted and D be xcopied (xcopy source:\* dest:\* /X /E /H). Wouldn't this get all information and security and be fine to work with? Woud there be any dependancy issues with switching hard drives using file copy and ghost? Would windows not like the new partitions seen all as basic from the hardware raid, when it is configured for dynamic disks? Thanks