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Mirrored drives in Windows 2003 server

Hey guys

here is an easy 500 points for first responder that answers correctly (or at least what I think the answer is and am worried that I am right)

Scenario:  windows 2003 server with mirrored drives.  The reason I know it is a mirrored drive is because when I go to Device Manager and look at the drives, the bar above the drive is red and says mirrored.  Now, its been a LONG time since I used Windows mirroring (I always went with a hardware solution) but shouldnt the second drive that is being mirrored show up in the disk manager window also?  Or could it be hidden with an option that I dont know about?  I am asking because I did an Acronis backup of the system and when I get ready to restore it it fails miserably when it gets to restoring the Mirrored drive.  The second drive that is not mirrored (there are supposedly 3 drives in the system) restores just fine but the validation and the restore of the C drive are no good. Now when I do the restore part of Acronis it does ask where I want to restore 3 MBR's so I know its seeing a third drive or it thinks it is seeing a third drive.  Anyways, any help you guys might be able to offer to help me calm down my customer would be a big help :-)
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As an after thought I did see that the status of the mirror was healthy and that the overhead was 50% (thats why I dont like windows OS mirroring vs hardware mirroring)

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Ok, well, this is interesting.  I am paying each month for help and not one response in over 8 hours?  Maybe its time I move on and cancel my subscription.  this is very disappointing
Both drives will show up in the mirror :

If you only see 1 then the other is offline, check to see what the BIOS sees.

As far as Windows goes.. its a dynamic disk and the boot.ini is what specifies which disk to boot to you can yank a mirror disk and still boot.  Are you running acronis to restore for a specific reason? mirrored-drive.gif
Acronis doesn't work with software raid ,only hardware.

http://kb.acronis.com/content/11681
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Acronis will have a problem with the Dynamic DIsk type inside of Windows.

When you made the clone image of the server you may have cloned each mirror disk separately - Acronis would see both disks, that may be why you have 3 MBRs

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Here are some links to tools to convert a Dynamic Disk to Basic (without losing data - per their claims).
I have not had to use any of these so far.  I chose instead to backup my disk data, Reformat the disks as Basic and then restore data.

http://www.partition-tool.com/resource/change-dynamic-disk-to-basic.htm

This page has some interesting method about modifying some sectors on the hard drive and using Partition Recovery software, in the section 'The second way: Convert to basic disk via using Partition Recovery Software'
http://www.dynamic-disk.com/convert-dynamic-disk-to-basic.html

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Great jobs all around.