Software Raid combined with hardware Raid - raid 11?
Posted on 2014-04-29
I have a Dell server with a perc controller.
I has 8 drives, with 4 Raid1 configurations.
In Windows Server 2008R2, it views each hardware raid1 as a single volume.
Can I use Windows software to create a software Raid1 with 2 of the drives (let's say F and G) of the hardware Raid 1 volumes?
Neither would hold an OS, just data files.
If no, why not?
If so, are there cautions, or is it generally a bad idea?
I know that some view Windows software raid to be 'not ideal' but aside from that opinion, what are your thoughts?
this is only for redundancy, and not performance...and just wondered if it can/should be done.