I was wondering if someone could offer some advice on how best to configure RAID on a new server.
The server has one 500GB hard (split into 2 partitions for the OS & Data files) and I have installed an additional 500GB hard drive to give it some fault-tolerence.
I am unsure how to set up this second hard drive, e.g.:
Do I need to format it before I configure RAID on it?
What is the most appropriate level of RAID for one additional hard-drive (mirrored etc)?
Any advice would be appreciated.