Mirrored Drives running on Win 2K serve

Posted on 2005-03-03
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Last Modified: 2010-04-03
My primary data drive failed, crashed, however it was being mirrored. My understanding is that if the primary fails, then the mirrored drive would pick up and run so that I could access data. THat did not happen. I have 4 drives in my system. Scsi ID #1 is O/S drive C, SCSI #2 is data drive # 1 (unmirrored), Drive 3 is data files (crashed) and Drive 4 mirrored drice 3. How do I make O?S recognize & use data stored on Drive 4?
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Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
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Was this hardware or software mirror?  I'm assuming software if everything ran off the SCSI chain.  I would suggest going to Computer Management and then Disk Management and "breaking" the mirror - that should allow you to assign a drive letter to the good disk and read your data again.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Windows Software Mirroring (RAID 1) does not work as a hardware mirror would, allowing the system to stay running after a disk fails.  To get that kind of redundancy you need a hardware mirror (RAID controller)

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