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Is it possible to RAID 1 an entire server composed of about 5 virtual machines?

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January 23, 2013 2:17:01 PM

Hello all,

I have about four severs, each of them running Hyper-V software (forgive me if I seem inexperienced at this, these kinds of servers are brand new to me) managing a number of virtual servers. Is it possible for me to do a RAID 1 for backup purposes on the entire server, or will a RAID 1 only function on one VM? Or at all?

Thanks.
January 23, 2013 9:26:34 PM

RAID 1 is not a backup solution, but you can certainly RAID the main host drive and that will mirror it (but NOT back it up).
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January 28, 2013 8:03:46 PM

So if the primary drive fails and the mirrored is in place, would it automatically read from the mirrored drive with no "hitch"?
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January 28, 2013 9:31:00 PM

Maybe, maybe not; it depends on the type of failure and your RAID controller.
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