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Re: Setting logical drives under different array

 
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CA1251172
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Setting logical drives under different array

I posted earlier about rebuilding a Proliant ML350 server to W2003 Server (see post http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?threadId=816227) but am still struggling with the drive arrays. I am new to this task. I've been searching for a technical article on this. On boot, F8 allows me to set the logical drives but how do I create 3 separate drives (1 for OS, 2 for data, and 1 for logs)? Do I set all 4 drives as one array then partition later? If so, how do I do that? My server has a LC2 Controller v1.06 and I tried to upgrade Firmware to v1.5 but tells me files on disk aren't newer than one's already installed. My weak mind thanks you in advance.

Johnny Rio
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Oleg Koroz
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Re: Setting logical drives under different array

Johnny if you willing to keep Drives under RAID configuration in case one drive fails to replace it, Simple Create with F8 Option all Drives as one Logical drive and repartition it from Windows Install or Make O/S Partition and Repartition D: space for Two once again from Windows Install. That would be more easier Way.
Enter some strings from Microsoft Knowledge Base for Partition and you can get more results like
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;138364
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;323967
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http://support.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?catalog=LCID%3D1033&query=Windows+Partitions
Oleg Koroz
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Re: Setting logical drives under different array

With 4 x 36.4 do RAID 5 and Partition them from O/S Installation process (select Manual Install in that Case) you can change Partition size during install as long you don't modify System Partition 36MB space.