I am setting up a "new" dev server with Win 2008 on an older dell that has been retired from production. I am planning to put server core hyperV on the bare metal, then set up several VM servers running on that.
The box has one 80GB drive and two 1TB drives. There is no hardware raid. My plan is to install to the 80GB drive, then use software RAID to mirror the two TB drives. What potential problems or gotchas am I heading for?
My biggest worry is that if the 80GB system drive crashes, will I be able to recover the date from the array by moving the drives to another box, or with a new server install on a replacement system disk.
Thanks for any input or advice