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I have just purchased a HP ML110 server which was speced with two 80Gb Sata drive. However looking at the intiall configuration the machine has not had a raid mirror setup. The preinstalled OS has only been installed on the one drive DISK0. I have been into the bios and turned the raid function on. Now when it boots I have the option to go into the Raid Conf Utility and setup a raid mirror. However I am not sure if I can do this without wipping the currently installed OS on disk0. Iwould ideally like to keep what is on DISK0 and mirror it onto DISK1 and at the same time create a raid setup.

Just not sure if it can be done without starting from scratch. I am familiar with seting a SBS OS onto raid from scratch but not with this preinstalled configuration. I am thinking maybe it is done threw the hotspares option??

Any help would be appreciated

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mickinoz2005 earned 375 total points
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Yeah you are correct well if you setup the raid now it will wipe the drive. The only way really would be to do a software mirror using windows

So you would have to change disks to dynamic and then mirror them, that will work without loosing the original drive config.

If you had some sort of ghosting software you could ghost the drive then create your raid mirror then re ghost the disk.

To be honest your best bet if you have not configured much on the server is to start from scratch and get it the way you want it, seems a waste to have hardware raid and not use it.

Michael
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