Problem replacing mirrored hard drive
Posted on 2006-07-17
This is my first experience with a mirrored hard drive, so please be gentle. I consider this an urgent question because this is our HR server, and is responsible for paychecks and the such. I can't afford to not have a backup.
My company's HR server (Win Server 2003) has a mirrored hard drive (with two partitions, C: and F:) that failed. The second hard disk came up with the error:
When I put in a new hard drive (same make and model) and right clicked on C: in Disk Management I was given the option to Repair. This generated a new mirror on the new hard disk. The F: also has the message "Failed redundancy" but there is no option to repair the mirror. It is my understanding that I need to "break" the mirror and then just create a new one on the new hard disk, but the option to break the mirror is also grayed out. What do I do?
For reference, when I right click on F: here are the options I have:
-Mark volume active
-Change drive letter and path
-Resynchronize mirror (which I tried and it just generates "Failed redundancy" again)