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Mirroring using Windows server 2000

I have a brand new server with 2 x 80gb hard disks. I want to partition one of the disks so it has a C drive for the OS and a D drive for the data. I then want to mirror it to the other disk. I want both the OS and the data mirrored can this be done? If it can do I mirror the disks first before creating the partitions or do I do all the required work on the first disk and then mirror it? Unfortunately the server has not come with a RAID controller and I am unable to purchase one so I need to do this using the Windows 2000 software. Cheers in advance for your help.
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Yes this is very well possible. You'll need to create the partitions first and install Windows; Windows mirrors Partitions, not Disks.
Beware: Windows will not alert you when one of the disks goes bad, and the server will not start beeping. So it's important to check the health of the disks regularly.
Hi gbarnes0990,
here is a specific tutorial:
anyway, the general process is to create the system partition first, then the other (D:) and then add the free disk to the mirror. Remember that you HAVE to convert disks to dynamic.
(It's been a while since the last time I did it, but the article should be enough to help you)
gbarnes0990Author Commented:
Thanks for your help, I'll give it a go and see what happens.

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