I'd like to copy C and D as they are and copy and expand E: (C, D and E have 240 GB of space TOTAL). I have 2, Western Digital 500 GB SATA drives. I'd like to have 1 hold C, D and E while the other acts as a mirror.
I have only the built in windows mirroring tools (as far as I know) available for my Dell PowerEdge SCI 420. I'm replacing SATA drives with SATA drives.
I need advice please.
Right now I plan on:
Removing "E: Data" drive and replacing with 500 GB Drive. Then mirror C and D to 500.
Remove C and D. Insert E, copy E: to 500.
Remove E add second 500 and Mirror.
3 restarts if all goes perfectly. I'm not familiar with mirroring, so that's where I THINK I need sanity checking.
I do NOT want to try to rebuild our server. Last time someone tried that it took 4 days (2 of those were weekend days, so we lost 2 work days) and it had issues for 4 months after that. (I arrived 2 months after attempted rebuild and took 2 months to find and fix errors).
I have done some reading on Microsoft's mirroring, but I'm not experienced with this type of operation.
Thanks for your time.
Edited by bobmad, 27 June 2007 - 09:06 AM.