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Mirroring two SATA drives

Posted on 2011-10-26
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Have a new WIN 2003 server with two identical SATA hard drives. Disk 0 will have the OS and SQL instance on it. I want to see if there were a way to mirror the second drive (Disk 1) for redundancy? I tried making the first disk 0 to dynamic as well as the second, but the mirror option is greyed out. Any ideas on how to get this working? I do not have a RAID controller.

Disk 0 = C: 40GB | E: 150GB - Dynamic/NTFS
Disk 1 = No Drive letter assigned - Dynamic/NTFS

Add Mirror - Greyed out
Question by:Techneut

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ID: 37030852
Sorry, okay I found the answer, which is to delete the volume, but it is only mirroring the C: Drive. Can I also mirror the E: drive which will have SQL on it?
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pjam earned 500 total points
ID: 37030923
Unless i misunderstand:
If C: & E are on the same disk and you create a RAID 1 in the array configurator adding drive 1 to it then E: should be mirrored.
not RAID0, that only gives you extra space combining both disks.

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