I am having an issue with our backup server. We recently upgraded our server from 2003 to 2008 R2. Its a HP Prolaint. We use an esata connection from the server to a granite digital bay and we span the hard drives.
Every day when we replace the drives we get this error when trying to span the drives in disk management
Virtual Disk - Device is not ready
System Event log says the following:
Event 28, VDS Dynamic Provider
The provider encountered an error while merging two packs. status=C00000A3
Previously when we had Windows Server 2003 we had to reset a registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dmio\Boot Info\Primary Disk Group
This is not working for us now with 2008
We need to reboot the server to be able to make the drives dynamic again so we can span them. Once we do that it works perfectly
Has anyone any ideas?