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Dual booting using two sets of mirrored disks

Keith McGrath
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Dual booting using two sets of mirrored disks

We have a requirement to have two pairs of mirrored disk in a server, but only have access to one pair at any one time, leaving the second mirror invisible. The reason for this is that we need production set and a development set. Is this possible on a Compaq DL380 G3 with onboard 5i array controller
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Uwe Zessin
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Re: Dual booting using two sets of mirrored disks

What is the operating system being used?

I don't think you can do that with the SmartArray controller, but on Windows, for example you could remove the drive letter from one of the disks. I think Windows 2003 has the "MOUNTVOL" command which helps to automate the process, not sure if the command works on W2000.
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e4services
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Re: Dual booting using two sets of mirrored disks

You can use boot Manager to control the booting each time the system starts. Hides one partition and make the other active
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Keith McGrath
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Re: Dual booting using two sets of mirrored disks

The O/S is WIN2000 SP4

Regards Keith