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Drive mirroring with a Nimble volume?

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mfeightner34
Advisor

Drive mirroring with a Nimble volume?

Does anyone know if it's at all possible to use a Nimble volume to mirror an existing Windows drive, specifically on 2008 R2? 

Even if I create a Nimble volume with 8192 block size, Windows complains about wrong block size and it still shows up on the 2008R2 server as 4096.

Thanks,

MattF

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ndyer39
HPE Pro

Re: Drive mirroring with a Nimble volume?

Hi Matt. That sounds like you're not setting the NTFS Allocation Unit Size correctly more than anything else?

pbitpro96
Advisor
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Re: Drive mirroring with a Nimble volume?

I agree with Nick there.

Online the Nimble disk, format it with 8K allocation, then add it as a mirror to the original windows disk and let it sync up. It sounds like you might be just skipping a step.

I don't think you need Dynamic disks for this unless you are doing something more...

mfeightner34
Advisor

Re: Drive mirroring with a Nimble volume?

We ended up not going this route anyway, so not sure what the problem was, but thank you Nick and Paul for your replies. I appreciate your feedback and guidance.