Failed Basic to Dynamic Disk conversion
Posted on 2010-08-24
I have a strange situation that requires me to software mirror my system-boot volume on Windows 2003 to another drive located on a different controller in the system. Please don't tell me to use a hardware RAID, one of these drives is already on a Smart array controller as a stand alone drive (a single drive only - long story.)
My problem: I Attempted to convert the Simple disk to Dynamic so I could mirror it and it failed and now says "offline." I have not rebooted yet, the system (on this drive) is running, and I am making a current backup at the moment. Scary stuff when it says your boot volume is "offline. with a big red X"
The question: Before rebooting, do you think I should use a utility such as offered by dynamic-disk.com to undestructively "convert" it back before I reboot to a possibly unreadable boot drive?
The bad news - I am 2000 miles away on a remote session, so this is making me nervous.
Any input appreciated.