Server 2008 Software Raid 1, Upgrading Drives
Posted on 2016-11-23
I have a computer running Server 2008 R2 with a software Raid for the Primary HD. There are 2 1TB HD's in a Raid 1 config.
Drive 0 has a system reserved partition and then the data partition and is mirrored to drive 1, drive 1 only had the data partition and no "system" reserved".
I was able to pull the second drive to upgrade to a 2TB server HD and rebuild the mirror raid. If I try to pull drive 0 to do the same the system doesn't boot and I cannot upgrade the drive.
Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way for me to mirror that system reserved partition to the 1TB of unallocated space on the new 2TB drive I replace drive 2 with?
This was setup before my time and the 2 drives were desktop quality drives, I really need to get that second one replaced without causing disruption in service. Can someone help me get this sorted out?
* 2 1TB HD's in a Server 2008 R2 Machine
* Replaced the HD that doesn't have "system reserved" partition and rebuilt mirror to it
* Unable to remove the hd with "system reserved" as the system will not boot.
* Currently have 1TB drive with system reserved and data partition and a 2TB drive with a 1TB data partition and a 1TB unallocated space.