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Server 2008 - software mirroring ISCSI drives

If I have two ISCSI SAN drives that show up in disk manager on Windows 2008 R2 can I use Windows software mirroring to mirror them the way I would two internal drives?
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jakethecatukCommented:
Yes and no

It is supported under 2008 so that's not a problem.  It all depends on how your 2008 server sees the iSCSI drives.

I've done this under a VM so I know that it can work - best thing is to give it a go.  The worst that can happen is that the raid will fail redundancy rebuild (which I got on another VM).
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andyalderCommented:
Yes, MS have resolved the problem where dynamic disks didn't mount on Windows 2003, there ws a question about it here quite recently.
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lineonecorpAuthor Commented:
andyalder:
It's Windows 2008.

jakethecatuk:  How many ways are there for ISCSI to be seen?  I'm using the native ISCSI in 2008?
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jakethecatukCommented:
Different iSCSI targets present the volumes to Window 2008 in different ways.  When I was using OPENFILER as my iSCSI target, I had a number of issues working with the volumes - switching to FREENAS solved them.  I can't remember exactly what the issue was though - sorry.
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lineonecorpAuthor Commented:
I'll give this a shot and report back.
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andyalderCommented:
I know it's Win 2008, I was just pointing out that the problem of mirroring with the initiator that you get for 2003 has been solved in Win 2008, that's all.
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lineonecorpAuthor Commented:
Still looking for time to try this out.
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