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mirror drive in 2003 server

I have a server with two identical drives.  I want to setup Raid 1 mirroring.  I have converted the drives to dynamic drives but I still does not give me the option to add a mirror.

Thoughts please.
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Hedley PhillipsCommented:
Assuming you are going down the Software RAID route rather than through your RAID card:


Once both disks are dynamic, make sure the second disk is not partitioned - it should be RAW or unpartitioned space.  

Then you need to right click the first disk (each partition you want to mirror) and select add mirror.
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Hedley PhillipsCommented:
Here is some further information from the MS KB 323432:

How to mirror the system and boot partition (RAID1) in Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323432
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lmbassAuthor Commented:
I have already read the article(KB323432).  

I have formatted the second drive.  It is a 160GB drive and it says it has only 7mb unallocated.  Not sure, I might be missing something there.  They are both identical drives.  They came setup in partitions and I converted them to dynamic.
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lmbassAuthor Commented:
The first drive came in 3 partitions.  The second drive was not partitioned, just with a drive letter D: assigned.  
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Hedley PhillipsCommented:
Disk 1 must be unallocated space before you can proceed with mirroring.

If it has partitions (or volumes when it is a dynamic disk) it won't work.
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lmbassAuthor Commented:
I am not able to get disk 1 to be unallocated space......................
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Hedley PhillipsCommented:
Can't you right hand click on the volume and Delete? You will lose any data on that volume.

If not, try it via the command line:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc780763.aspx
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lmbassAuthor Commented:
Thank you, I"m in business...........I deleted the volume from a command line.........and everything went smoothly from there.
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Hedley PhillipsCommented:
Good news.

thanks for points.
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