Broken NVIDIA Mirror and 1 hard drive
Posted on 2009-05-11
I messed up my Mirror. I am using the NVIDIA Raid controller that is on my ASUS motherboard. I had two 300 GB drives mirrored but I accidently messed it up by removing the wrong hard drive and putting in a different one. Now, I have only one hard drive in the server, it is running well, but NVIDIA thinks it wants to rebuild itself and it thinks it is mirrored (or wants to be).
I would like to bring this back to basics and then mirror the drive again. This will be my first time. It sounds simple but I need someone to doublecheck my steps so that I don't mess it up like I almost did last week.
First, I want to tell NVIDIA that it is not mirrored. If I remove the mirror then that should not affect my current hard drive, right? My first goal here is to have Windows 2003 Server boot up just like it is and NVIDIA will be none the wiser.
Second, I want to put my hard drive, which is SATA, on SATA port 0.
Third, I will put a second formatted hard drive into the server and onto SATA port 1, reboot into the server, and then enter intot he NVIDIA raid utility.
Fourth, hopefully I the language is easy inside the NVIDIA settings. I want to tell it to create a mirror. Hopefully, the utility knows that the data on SATA port 0 needs to be mirroed onto the drive on SATA port 1.
Will it actually be this easy? I would appreciate your suggestions and guideance.