Removing a drive from a RAID1+0 Mirror
Posted on 2011-09-19
I want to try and backup the C:\ partition on four Windows 2000 servers where tradinal backup methods will not work, I would like to remove one of the two RAID drives and replace with a spare blank and keep the drive to use if both the mirror drives fail or the servers are lost.
I have done some testing and removed the second drive (drive 1) in the Mirror and used this drive to build a dulp server using this drive as the master (drive 0) and a blank one as the second (drive 1), this worked with no issues but I have been told by another IT guy that I should have removed the primany (drive 0) as the backup as this contains the configuration information?
what is the correct way of backing up using this method? do I remove Drive 0 or Drive 1 as the back drive to use as the DR drive to rebuild the server?