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Adding new drives

Posted on 2005-04-08
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I currently have a win2k server with two 9gb SCSI drives. Drive0 is the boot drive, and Drive1 is for storage. I am going to replace the drives with two 36gb drives and do a clean install of Win2003 server. My question is... I want to mirror both drives but don't have the budget to get four drives at this time. Can I simply add the drives later and mirror them without too much trouble?
Question by:comtekso
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This would depend on the capabilities of your RAID controller.  Most motherboard RAID solutions can't (eg, IDE), but server-class SCSI RAID may be able to - I don't have experience with all RAID manufacturers.  Have you checked the card's manual?  Typically, you lose existing data when you create an array.

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I have an IBM xSeries server witha hotswap SCSI interface. The controller to my knowledge does not have RAID built in.
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Callandor earned 2000 total points
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If it's done by the OS, you can do this on-the-fly.  Instructions are here: http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CIE/NT/drivemirror.html

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Yes it would be thru the OS. Great. Thanks.

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