Add another Hard Drive and make it Raid 1 with existing Hard Drive
Posted on 2006-05-04
I want to add another physical hard drive, and configure it to be Raid 1 with an exisiting Hard drive.
OS is Windows NT 4.0.
Server: Dell PowerEdge 2400.
We have 3 drives on this server: 2 drives are configured as a Raid Array, and contain the OS. 1 Drive is not configured as raid -- it is F drive.
I want to add another hard drive, and then configure it as a mirror of the current F drive, so we have redundancy for that drive. So after I'm done, there should be two raid arrays: The existing raid array that contains the OS, and the new raid array for the F: dirve. The new drive is the same size as the current F drive. We would like to use software raid.
Can you please explain how to do this? (Is it just a matter of inserting the hard drive, and using Disk Administrator to configure the raid, or are there other issues that I must deal with? I don't want to mess up the existing raid array that contains the OS either, so I'll appreciate any tips about that too.)