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Mirroring using Windows Server 2000

I have set up a server running windows 2000 I have 2 x 80gb hard disks. I have installed windows 2000 on disk 0 and also created a partition for the data. I have upgraded disk 0 to dynamic disk. I have also upgraded disk 1 to dynamic disk. I now want to mirror both partitions on disk 0 onto disk 1. Before I added a mirror I had the option to add mirrors to both disks but now after I have mirrored the c: drive (windows) I am now unable to mirror the d: drive. In the instructions it told me to click on disk 0 to add the mirror but I never had this option I had to right click each of  the volumes. How do I now get the second volume on disk 0 mirrored?????
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi gbarnes0990,

what do you see in disk management at the moment? you should see half of disk 1 mirrored as the the replica of disk 0 yes?
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gbarnes0990Author Commented:
At the moment disk 0 has 2 volumes C: and D: disk 1 has a mirrored C: and the rest is unallocated.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
can you right click on the d: of disk 0 and say create mirror?
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gbarnes0990Author Commented:
No ADD MIRROR is greyed out.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
what if you remove the mirror from the disk, is that possible
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gbarnes0990Author Commented:
I have removed the mirror. Disk 1 returned to unallocated space. I have the option to add a mirror to either of the Volumes on disk 0. I have chosen the D: drive this time and it is now creating the mirror. I get the feeling tho that once it's finished I won't be able to mirror the C: drive!!
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
hmm something very odd going on there, or something simple i am missing, it should allow you to mirror two at once....
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gbarnes0990Author Commented:
I take it that you are right clicking the "grey" park where it says Disk 0????? When I click there I don't get an option in the menu for creating a mirror whether greyed out or not. The only options I do have there are "Reactivate disk" and "Properties" neither of which seem to help
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
hmm im not sure 100% what th reactivate disk bit is, when i mirror drives with windows, i click on my primary drive and click create mirror then select drive to mirror too, straight away i do the same for the other partition
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gbarnes0990Author Commented:
Ok so d: is now mirrored. I couldn't then mirror c: I thought I could break the mirror and then add mirror to the c: drive and then reactivate the d: mirror however now I can't mirror anything or unbreak the original mirror!!!!! It seems that as soon as a volume is created on disk 1 you can't create any mirrors.
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dooleydogCommented:
Hi,

select re-activate disk, this is a result of the hardware doing its weird stuff, and the os doing its weird stuff, and loses its mind for a minute.

Try this and then see if you can mirror the drives.

Good Luck,
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
hmm i am thinking along the same lines as Dooleydog, i dont know why it would do this though, are the drives the same?
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gbarnes0990Author Commented:
Jay_jay70 I've fixed it!!!!! I deleted all mirrors and all volumes except c: drive on disk 0. I then ran the add mirror on that volume then created a volume on disk 0 with the unallocated space that was left I was then given the option to create a mirrored drive. I appreciate your time and help.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
well done :)

so it was a prob with the actual source partition

good on ya mate :)
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gbarnes0990Author Commented:
Well atleast I've learned something, was the first time I've mirrored using windows usually have a RAID array installed and use smartsmart. Just got to do the same with the other server now 1 down 1 to go.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
thats tops, i am a bit out of whack with it all too as i use RAID nowdays (SCSI)
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