I'm implementing a new backup strategy for my server. The server is a Dell Poweredge 1950 with 2 Hot Swappable SAS drives. One drive is 300 GB and the other is 500 GB. The OS is installed on the 300 GB drive.
For one of the layers I was planning to set up a mirror drive per the instructions found here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/951985
. My thinking is that I'll set up a mirror (or shadow) partition on the 500 GB drive and use the rest of the space for application specific backups (i.e. sharepoint, exchange). I'll then take the drive out and put it in a safe when I leave for the evenings.
My question is basically, is there any reason that my little plan wouldn't work? I'm new to mirroring drives, so I'd appreciate any advice.