System Volume Converted to Dynamic - Can This Be Undone?
Posted on 2006-04-11
I inherited a client from another IT firm, and they are running 2003 Server SP1. After reviewing the basic setup and installing backup software (no system backup since 7/05... frightening.) I noticed that the system volume, disk (0), was configured with a simple layout - dynamic, and the second drive (1) was configured as a partioned layout - basic. I think they were aiming at mirroring the drives, but I am not sure where to begin untangling this.
There is no data on disk (1) to worry about, but the system volume is packed with applications that I would prefer not to spend hour upon hour reinstalling. Can this volume be changed back to a basic disk? Can it be ghosted to another drive, reformatted and then ghosted back? Is suicide the answer? =)
Thanks in advance,