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How can I made a mirror

 
BanzayDima
Occasional Contributor

How can I made a mirror

Hello everybody,

Our organization has a Prolian ML 350 G3
It has 2 SCSI hard drives. But now, I need made mirrow. We bought 2 new hard drives. As I know, it is right solution, use BIOS. Could somebody exlain, how can I do it , step by step

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Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: How can I made a mirror


Under Device Manager check what controller is Installed SA 641 or A 642? Or itâ s software mirror.
Let us know, you might be able Migrate to RAID 5 Instead and save size of one Disk, as Mirrored will eat 50% of your Drive. With 4 drives and RAID 5 you loose only 25%.


some fundamentals
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00142272/c00142272.pdf
BanzayDima
Occasional Contributor

Re: How can I made a mirror

Our controller is Dual Channel Wide Ultra3 SCSI Adapter
BanzayDima
Occasional Contributor

Re: How can I made a mirror

And my task is made mirrow
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: How can I made a mirror

I would recommend buying Smart Array Controller Sa641 or Sa642
Or you need to make second SW Mirror see how it can be done at Microsoft TechNet & Knowledge Base.
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/arraycontrollers/index.html

http://support.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?catalog=LCID%3D1033&query=software+mirror





Thorsten Jalas
Frequent Advisor

Re: How can I made a mirror

Just forget about software mirrors !

Plug in your RAID controller and attach the drives.
Power on the machine.
During boot some messages from the RAID controller will appear. It will prompt you to press F8 for configuring.
Press F8
After that the controller will offer you the choice to configure a new array.
Do so.

If you have only 2 drives configure RAID 1
If you have more drives configure RAID 5

Be aware that all data on the drives will be lost. You will have to reinstall the operating system.

Best regards
Th. Jalas
Thorsten Jalas - have fun !
BanzayDima
Occasional Contributor

Re: How can I made a mirror

Sorry, but I have to gave more exactly information.

Our server is working on Windows 2000 Server. It is working okey. My task is install 2 new SCSI hard drives. Made mirrow. For example. Present SCSI hard drives 0 (system) and 1. Adding new SCSI hard drives
2 and 3. Made mirrow from 0 to 1, and from 1 to 3. That is all. I should not lost our information.

But when I press F8, I saw:

HP SCSI card(s) found
1.HP ULTRA3 Dual Channel at set 00 Port 1
2.HP ULTRA3 Dual Channel at set 00 Port 2
As I understand, It is a SCSI controller


Okey, I choose 1:

1.Multi initiaion cofiguration
What does it mean?

2.Tape based on Bottom Disaster Recovery