HELP ON MIRRORING DRIVES
Posted on 2014-12-01
We are running SBS 2008R2 on a HP Proliant ML150 G6. We had 2 Mirrored WD 500 GB Hard drives, and 1 drive failed. We are running very low on HD space. I ask hp support if I could add a 1TB hd and mirrow it to the known good 500gb hd they said yes.
It did not work properly. Here are the steps I did.
1 - Removed the mirror and volume
2- Installed the new drive
3- Went to Computer maintenance storage
4- Right click on the 500gb drive and selected add mirror. It gave me error that the sectors are not the same.
5- I right click on the 500gb drive and selected new mirror. Selected the new 1TB drive and it formatted the drive to 500gb leaving
500 gb not formated. It created the mirror and says the 500gb is not fault tolerance, but the 1TB drive is. I though it would mirror the OS too, so that I could boot from either drive. When I look at the storage it has nothing in it it say its 100% free.
What am I doing wrong, Please Help and Please detail answer. I am not a tech. Due to cut backs I inherited this job. Please Help.
We are running on the 500gb drive now but with only 5 gb free space.