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Can't create mirrored volume

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Anonymous
April 9, 2004 3:50:37 PM

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I just set up Win2K server. It has 2 disk drives. I
converted the 2nd one to dynamic. But when I try to create
a mirrored volume on it, only Simple Volume is available,
all other options are greyed out.

Why is this? I don't have a RAID controller, but this
should work anyway, right?

I didn't upgrade the bootable drive yet, because I'll
probably kill the machine. How do I upgrade the bootable
volume so I can add it to the mirror (once it works).

Thanks!

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Anonymous
April 14, 2004 2:46:08 AM

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Mike

You have to upgrade both disks to dynamic in order to create a mirror. This
MS Knowledge Base article will guide you through the needed steps:

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=302969

Best regards

Bjorn
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Bjorn Landemoo - mvp2@landemoo.com - http://landemoo.com/
Microsoft MVP - Windows Server Networking

"Mike Bernhardt" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I just set up Win2K server. It has 2 disk drives. I
>converted the 2nd one to dynamic. But when I try to create
>a mirrored volume on it, only Simple Volume is available,
>all other options are greyed out.
>
>Why is this? I don't have a RAID controller, but this
>should work anyway, right?
>
>I didn't upgrade the bootable drive yet, because I'll
>probably kill the machine. How do I upgrade the bootable
>volume so I can add it to the mirror (once it works).
>
>Thanks!
!