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Ayman Altounji
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Logical drive

Hi,
I, at present, have two 9.1 Gig drives, set up as Raid 0, giving a total of 18 Gig as a logical drive. However, on this logical drive, is a 4 Gig boot partition. The rest of the logical drive is empty.
So, the question is, can I split the two drives up, and retain the boot partition intact? The idea is to split the drives up, and then mirror them as Raid 1. I have seen in the Array Configuration Utility, that there is an option to migrate from Raid 0 to Raid 1, but will this result in the loss of the partition?
Thanks in advance for any replys,
Jason O'Shea
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Logical drive

You should be able to migrate to RAID1 - I don't believe you can try it the other way you described (would require an actual reconfiguration and that's fatal to data).
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Logical drive

Follow the rules of raid a logical drive containing a raid 0 set means if any one of the drives fail all info is lost, now depending on the controller that you have (not all support raid migrations) you may be able to migrate to a raid 1 and then after the process completes remove a drive.