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KVK
Valued Contributor

Mirroring in Itanium

What is is exact procdure to mirror the windows 2003 in Rx5670 ?
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Joseph Loo
Honored Contributor

Re: Mirroring in Itanium

hi,

does it come with a RAID Smart Array Controller?

regards.
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KVK
Valued Contributor

Re: Mirroring in Itanium

Is there but disk is not connected .. It's connected to internal disk slot .
Sivakumar TS
Honored Contributor

Re: Mirroring in Itanium


Dear KVK,

Please go thro the follwoing article on How to mirror the system and boot partition (RAID1) in Windows Server 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=323432&SD=tech

With Regards,

Siva.

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Marco Hogeveen
Honored Contributor

Re: Mirroring in Itanium

Please place 1 disk in one of the top 2 disk slots and it's mirror disk in one of the bottom 2 disk slots. That's because you are duplexing now: accessing the disks over 2 different controllers, so you are safe when 1 controller fails.

Install windows on 1 disk, then mirror the disk just like you would do on 32-bits windows.

Marco
Mohanasundaram_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Mirroring in Itanium

Hi KVK,

The mirroring of the OS disk in Itanium servers is not going to be easy in Windows.

The document pointed out by Shivakumar may not work here as this is a different windows 2003 version.

The main problem may arise due to the fact that there is an EFI partition. Any mirroring solution should handle this part to succeed.

My suggestion would be to go for the RAID controller on this system and provide disk redundancy at that level.

With regards,
Mohan.
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kris rombauts
Honored Contributor

Re: Mirroring in Itanium

The procedure for software mirroring (if applicable here because this thread is not updated) on Itanium 64 bit Windows 2003 is described here:

http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/Library/c14382ef-f241-4c1b-ac1d-0aaf037638751033.mspx

Kris