Windows 2008 Server - Mirror Operating System Hard Drive

I am setting up this server:
HP ProLiant ML110 G6 I3-540 2x160GB Win 2008 Foundation 

What is the best way to mirror the operating system hard drive to the other internal hard drive?
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WhiteratConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi mrmyth,

I recently set one of these machines up, thankfully the software HP provide is vastly better than that which came with the ML110 G5!

If you use the HP "Easy Set-up CD" it s a very straight forward process to use RAID1.

Im trying to recall this from memory so I apologize if I miss a step or two.

1. Make sure that RAID is enabled in the BIOS.
2. Boot the Easy Set-up CD
3. When the CD has booted you'll get a row of Icons across the bottom, I think there is a Maintenance option.
4. under there is the array manager.
5. In the array manager, select the raid controller from the top left.
6. Then create a new array
7. Create a new logical drive
8. Exit the array manager
9. Back to the main menu of the CD, go to setup and follow the steps to install the OS

Let me know how you get on.


mrmythAuthor Commented:
We went into the BIOS as directed and it says that it is not detecting a RAID controller. Is that possible that there isn't one?
Have you got the latest BIOS firmware?

Also, do you know if you have the optional P212 RAID controller in the unit?
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mrmythAuthor Commented:
we found it in the BIOS where we enable it. I think we have it now.
mrmythAuthor Commented:
I have the default  Embedded HP Smart Array B110i SATA RAID Controller (RAID 0/1/10);  
mrmythAuthor Commented:
It looks like it is RAID 1 already, out of the box
Excellent News :)

Seems like you're sorted now.
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