I have 'adopted' a new client server which is not in a very good state.
They are running on a SBS2011 SP1 server that has a single disk (no RAID). Very Scary.
Unfortunately I cannot implement hardware RAID as it is post install, so I was going to implement the built-in software RAID (i.e. mirror the disks). ....Its better than nothing.....
However I have added a drive that is exactly the same model but the disk manger shows the size difference is 0.22Gb smaller???
I would imagine if I try to mirror the disks it will fail due to the size differing.
My question has two parts;
1. Is the Shrink Volume Safe to use on a partition that has the OS on it? has anyone every done this and it was successful?
I intend to shrink the volume a small amount, so it will fit on the unallocated disk (See screenshot).
2. To Mirror the disk with Disk manager would I follow the procedure below;
i. Convert the original disk (Containing the OS) to dynamic DISK 1
ii. Right hand click each partition and add mirror (Both 100Mb and 913.51Gb partitions, See screenshot)
iii. Select Unallocated Drive (Disk 0) for the destination of the mirrored partition
iv. Does it matter the unallocated disk is DISK 0?
I have attached a screenshot to help explain my paranoia....
Of course I will perform a full backup, with system state before doing anything.
Thanks in advance,