RAID-1 Option


We are only a small business but are expanding quickly and have more users on board these days.  I currently have a Dell 1600 for my Exchange 2003 server, configured with two 36Gb disks.

Disk 0: OS, Logs
Disk 1: database

Now I want to go about adding some fault tolerance to my disks, so am thinking of purchasing another two 36GB disks and setting up software RAID-1 using Windows.

Does anyone have any tips\best practices or word of caution before I look at doing this ?  What are people's experiences like with using 2003 software RAID ?

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The software RAID in Windows 2003 is pretty good I have not run into any problems using it myself, I've been able to change defunct drives in Windows 2003 without any major problems and that's pretty good in my book :-)
The software RAID in Windows 2003 is very good.  I prefer to use hardare RAID myself for my servers, however I have used software RAID in 2000 and 2003 and I cannot say anything bad about it.

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stevendunneAuthor Commented:
Disk 0, which holds the OS & Exchange logs needs to be converted to a dynamic disk.  In doing so this shouldn't affect the OS or any data should it ?
No it doesn't but make sure you have a good backup just in case.
I've done it many times myself and have never had any problems with converting a disk to dynamic.
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