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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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Redwulf__53Commented:
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.
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elbereth21Commented:
Hi gbarnes0990,
here is a specific tutorial:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;302969&sd=tech
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)
Elbereth.
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gbarnes0990Author Commented:
Thanks for your help, I'll give it a go and see what happens.
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