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1 24th April 19:31
marc
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Have new install of Win2003 Std. server on 120G SATA hard
drive and have 2nd 120G SATA drive attached....of course,
initially, 2nd drive doesn't show up in "My Computer"
because it is not partitioned...I want to mirror the 1st
drive to the 2nd drive....but, as I understand it, the
drive must be a "dynamic volume" and it is now a "basic"
disk....the 2nd drive does show up under "Disk Management"
as an "allocated" 2nd "basic" drive....I find no choice
via "right click" or menus which allow me to convert the
primary SATA drive to dynamic....
How can i mirror these drives....do I have to choose
something different during the intial setup/install
phase....is it too late now....also, the information in
the help file says that at "dynamic volume" will be
accessible only to Win2000 and WinXP Pro systems...

This is going to be only a file/data server...nothing
extravagant...

thanks,,

marc
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2 24th April 19:31
dmitry korolyov [mvp]
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First you need to upgrade your drives to dynamic (in case of the system
drive that will require a reboot). Then you use "Add Mirror" command from
the context menu of the existing volume on the dynamic drive to select other
dynamic drives that will hold the mirrored copy of the initial volume.

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Dmitry Korolyov [d__k@removethispart.mail.ru]
MVP: Windows Server - Active Directory


Have new install of Win2003 Std. server on 120G SATA hard
drive and have 2nd 120G SATA drive attached....of course,
initially, 2nd drive doesn't show up in "My Computer"
because it is not partitioned...I want to mirror the 1st
drive to the 2nd drive....but, as I understand it, the
drive must be a "dynamic volume" and it is now a "basic"
disk....the 2nd drive does show up under "Disk Management"
as an "allocated" 2nd "basic" drive....I find no choice
via "right click" or menus which allow me to convert the
primary SATA drive to dynamic....
How can i mirror these drives....do I have to choose
something different during the intial setup/install
phase....is it too late now....also, the information in
the help file says that at "dynamic volume" will be
accessible only to Win2000 and WinXP Pro systems...

This is going to be only a file/data server...nothing
extravagant...

thanks,,

marc
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3 24th April 19:31
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Thanks for the response....I know I have to change the
basic drive to a dynamic drive...but there appears no
option for me to do so...right clicking on the disk
listing or on the graphical view in the window below in
Disk Management offers no option to upgrade or change to
dynamic...likewise nothing appears in the tools menu....is
this a symptom of SATA drives (porbably not) or am I
missing something

marc

of the system

Mirror" command from

drive to select other

initial volume.
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4 4th May 03:35
marc
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BTW...this is a simple file server set up in a
workgoup...not a DHCP or Domain controller

marc


of the system

Mirror" command from

drive to select other

initial volume.
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5 4th May 03:35
bjorn landemoo
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marc

Have you looked in "Disk Management"?

This MS Knowledge Base article describes the steps needed:

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=323432

Best regards

Bjorn
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6 4th May 03:35
bjorn landemoo
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marc


Anyway, the KB article has detailed instructions where and how you find the
option to upgrade to dynamic disk.

Best regards

Bjorn
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Bjorn Landemoo <mvp2.REMOVE@landemoo.com> wrote:
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7 4th May 03:36
fix for sata problem marcb+h>j.Ȩɢr,\
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hey marc,

I notice that you have a problem mirroring the 2 drives.. well here is the
question.. is your motherboard SATA raid or non raid.. the way you can tell
is if when you start up your computer, it will come up as a scsi or raid
utility you can access.. If one doesn't come up youwill need a SATA Raid card
that you will be booting from instead of the onboard, thus this is where the
screen comes up that you can create both drives as a mirror. Usually e-bay
has a few good deals on them i picked one up for about $20.00 on e-bay.. I
had the same problem especially with Intel or Foxcon motherboards with the
SATA. As soon as i got the card i was able to Mirror my 2 drives. The brand
i got was silicon immage.. its an awesome card and automatically recognized
by windows 2003 server. just remember when you install the card and after
windows is loaded, install the driver cd.. it will help you mannage
everything from windows. Hope this works out. If you want you can contact me
VIA e-mail. Fred792000@adelphia.net
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8 4th May 03:36
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thanks....may have to try that solution

marc


well here is the

the way you can tell

a scsi or raid

need a SATA Raid card

thus this is where the

mirror. Usually e-bay

$20.00 on e-bay.. I

motherboards with the

2 drives. The brand

automatically recognized

the card and after

you mannage

want you can contact me
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9 4th May 03:36
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thanks....have read article, wil re-read and see if I
missed something...

marc


and how you find the
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10 4th May 03:36
frederick kapmeyer ivz재].Ȩɢr,\
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i hope you have as good luck as i did with it..just make sure it is a SCSI
SATA card, or it will just act as a controller card
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