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SBS 2011 and RAID 10

We're planning to buy SBS 2011 Standard with Exchange 2010. Apparently it has a max partition size of 2 TB. I'd like to stack (4) 1 TB drives into a 2 TB RAID 10.

Can we partition this 2 TB into a 250 GB boot volume and a 1.75 TB data volume using included, standard Microsoft disk tools?
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d4nnyo
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DavidCommented:
No, it won't be bootable.
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uescompCommented:
I run a SBS 2008 server with a RAID 1 mirror for the OS and a RAID 5 array for data, it boots up just fine.  I don't see any reason the setup you proposed wouldn't work.
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DavidCommented:
sorry, wasn''t paying attention, I thought you had a 4TB disk and you wanted to slice and boot a 2TB. That would not work. what you want to do will work
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d4nnyoAuthor Commented:
OK, so to confirm:

- RAID 10 with (4) 1 TB drives
- two partitions, 1 boot and 1 data
- both partitions covered under RAID 10 -- even if we lose two drives, the server will stay up
- we can use MS disk management tools to create the partition

Correct?
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MegaNuk3Commented:
Yes, you should be able to create the partitions during the install of SBS.

Don't dish out any points until it works though. ;-)
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noxchoCommented:
As far as your RAID10 configuration will be detected by Windows installer process as single HDD of 2048GB the answer is yes. There will be no problem in partitioning this configuration into 250GB and 1.75TB partitions.
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