I was assigned to maintain an accounting server (2008 r2) in a small office recently. Then I found out they only have 1 hdd on it, didn't have a backup system at all - not even a backup of the databases.
I read up about windows drive mirroring (since the server does not have a hardware controller) and thought of setting it up on the server. Is it a good idea to do that? My concern is, what if the data on one drive gets corrupted due to bad sectors? Will it mirror to the other drive? And is it possible to mirror the os partition as well, so if one drive dies, server will still boot off the mirror drive?
After that any recomendations for a second backup?
I have 0 experience with servers, so I apologise for any stupid assumptions I made.