Solved

Converting spanned dynamic disk

Posted on 2014-11-21
5
90 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-01
I inherited an Exchange 2010 server that has a bunch of dynamic disks. To make matters worse, some of the drives are spanned across multiple dynamic disks. I want to clean it up since it's just a mess and I can't get a proper backup.

Not sure if this helps or hinders, but it is a VM on Hyper-V.

I started by setting up a couple of new VHDs and going to be moving the stores and logs to those. One of the spanned dynamic drives has the Exchange install.

Here's the mess:
It hurts!
Would it be easier to set up a new box with the same name with the /disaster recovery switch? Or since I have the space set up a new Exchange server and move everything to that?

The saving grace is that this is not production. It is purely a historical archive.
0
Comment
Question by:mvalpreda
5 Comments
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
Seth Simmons earned 500 total points
ID: 40458082
i would setup a correctly configured new guest and migrate mailboxes over
that configuration with those dynamic disks is obsurd
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:noxcho
ID: 40458242
You can move the whole configuration via backup and recovery to single HDD or to tao HDDs.
This works as follows: backup and then restore.
But imho simple is when you move the mailboxes to new configuration.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:mvalpreda
ID: 40458374
Seth- I could not agree more! I saw that and about had a stroke.

I think I am just going to set up a new VM.
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Gerald Connolly
ID: 40459425
Oh wow, what a mess! Lets hope the LUNs presented are RAID underneath. IF not you need to get your data Backed up ASAP and then re-arrange that mess into something that has some redundancy e.g RAID10 for your Exchange DB, the rest can be on RAID-1/RAID-6, although you need more disks to implement that.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:mvalpreda
ID: 40474507
Gave up and set up a new Exchange machine. This was just silly.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
In-place Upgrading Dirsync to Azure AD Connect
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…
In this Micro Video tutorial you will learn the basics about Database Availability Groups and How to configure one using a live Exchange Server Environment. The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability grou…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question