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Migrate Windows Server 2008 R2 to a RAID 1 Configuration

I have a Dell PowerEdge T110 server running Windows Server 2008 R2. It is a DC (among many other things) and runs my home network, but after 4 years in operation I am starting to get worried about ...
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Patrol Read Aborted on PD

Getting “Patrol Read Aborted on PD" warning message on MegaRAID Storage Manager. After research I found that Patrol Read and Consistency Check (CC) was scheduled by controller to run at the same time ...
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Reinserted a RAID disk. Defined as foreign. Is import or clear the correct choice?

I have re-inserted a RAID disk, on a DELL server with Windows Server 2008. The drive-status indicator was changing between a green and amber light, and the monitor gave the following message: ...
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1answer
35 views

How to restore windows server raid 1 setup?

I have a machine that was running software windows raid 1. Somehow, after restart raid configuration failed and now two drives are separate volumes. I can't find an option to restore raid ...
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Windows Server 2008 Software RAID with Different Size SSD's [closed]

I'm planning on buying an extra SSD to install into my server to do Software RAID1 in Windows Server 2008. At this moment I have a Crucial M4 64GB SSD which is running fine, I would like to add a ...
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How do I detect whether my Hard Drive is RAID configured?

I'm not certain if this question makes complete sense. I'm trying to find out if a server is RAID configured. The Device is HP Proliant SCSI, but that's all I know, it's a terabyte drive. I've used ...
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82 views

Reconfigure from Raid0 to Raid1, is it possible?

currently I have Fujitsu tx140 s1p servers, one Tower and one Rack. They are both running with the same hardware, configures the same way, so I'll just ask one Q for both. They have an motherboard ...
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1answer
108 views

Is it possible to restore windows 2008 server to larger raid array?

Warning: I'm a developer not an administrator. I have a Windows 2008 server that is providing Active Directory and some directory shares and it is running out of space. Currently, it has three 250GB ...
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Create mirror software raid with bad blocks hdd. How to check data integrity?

There is error in System event log like this one: "The device, \Device\Harddisk1\DR1, has a bad block." Because of above I created Raid 1 on this disk and other one. I'm using Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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94 views

Windows 2008 Best Raid Configuration

I have 4 2TB hard drives and I was thinking about using Raid 10. This would give me 4TB correct? My next question is would it be easy to add more hard drives to the raid array. For example if I bought ...
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1answer
4k views

Why has ESXi 5.0 not used the software RAID configuration on my test server?

I've got a test server which was running WS 2008 Enterprise on the bare metal. It was correctly using the software RAID 1 configuration (2x250 GB disks which appeared as one disk), setup on the Dell ...
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1answer
448 views

Encrypting iSCSI Volume attached to Windows Server using Truecrypt

I'm using a QNAP-439 Pro II SAN. Full disk encryption is currently enabled. But since you take a 80% performance hit by enabling encryption I'm thinking about disabling encryption on the SAN and ...
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3answers
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How to set up RAID 1 on Dell PERC S300 With Existing OS Install

We have a server that is being used in production, but it was not originally meant to. The main thing I want to add to it is a Dell PERC S300 RAID Card to have the main hard drive (Windows Server 2008 ...
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1answer
469 views

Remote RAID Control in ESXi on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 Using OpenManage

I was wondering how one can add a drive into an existing RAID array while ESXi is still running. I have read that you are able to use Dell OpenManage to do this. I have installed OMSA 7.0 on the ...
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3answers
127 views

Server RAID and Partition Config for Small SQL Environment

I've got 5 databases that run on separate servers using SQL Express. Some of these include a Citrix Datastore, Citrix Edgesite Server, an AV db, Time and Billing App, and a document management ...
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181 views

New to Windows Server 2008, can i change system raid

I have bought Windows Server 2008, but I am not sure if I should install it now or wait until I get my third system disc. I currently have 2x 32gb SSDs. I am going to buy another disc, because the ...
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1answer
832 views

why does windows 2008 resync software RAID after a power outage?

i had a power outage. before the outage my RAID 5 (4 SATA drives) was fully synced. perhaps I was doing some trivial writes during the poweroutage, but afterwards windows decided it has to do a ...
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1answer
1k views

Convert to dynamic disk / option disabled

I'm trying to setup a software RAID-1 at a new hosted server. It has two 3TB disks in and I've installed a fresh copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition with SP1 on one of those disks. A ...
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433 views

Windows server 2008 >Raid 5 >How to check disk alignment

I wonder how to check if the alignment is correct in a soft raid 5 configuration of 3 disks/9tb running windows server 2008. Formatting and partitioning was done through the gui but there is no way I ...
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HP ProLiant ML350 G6 Server

I have a HP ProLiant ML350 G6 Server. I installed windows server 2008 standard edition. There are 60 clients connected to this server. The server only detects one HDD and I have 2 146gb HDDs. I read ...
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2answers
193 views

Local attached storage versus NAS

I currently have 3 old NT File Servers that are about to die, which have no disk level redundancy. We're considering buying drives and attaching them to a newer server that would serve files, but I ...
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0answers
86 views

High traffic windows server configuration [closed]

I'm running a large website with 400.000+ visitors a day and currently setting up a new server environment (one web, and one db server). I would love to hear how Jeff and Joel has setup their Web and ...
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412 views

RAID 1 mirror disk failure detection

In the BIOS of an ASUS motherboard I've set up a RAID 1 mirror out of two hard drives. All is working fine at present. I have two OS installed on the machine: Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. My ...
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Getting Windows Server 2008 R2 to Recognize Large Volume

I've got a server with 16 1TB SATA drives in it. It was set as a single RAID5 volume. Unfortunately, Windows was showing two unallocated volumes during the windows setup, one as 2TB, and then the ...
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2answers
357 views

Does Windows Server 2008 software RAID-5 protect against bad clusters?

I have tested rebuilding a Windows Server 2008 RAID-5 after a whole disk fails, and this works pretty well. It's a bit harder to test a few clusters going bad. Will Windows detect this, correct for ...
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RAID layout for terminal server usage - what are my options?

I'm finishing off a Terminal Services solution where I have two identical Dell PowerEdge R710 servers running Hyper-V which will both be connected to a Dell MD3000 DAS via SAS HBA. The MD3000 will ...
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1answer
430 views

Adding RAID after Installation of Windows Server 2008

I have an HP Proliant Server 100ML G6 with with Windows Server 2008. Installed. I first installed the system with out enabling the onboard raid controller. So, now windows is install on the first hard ...
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1answer
94 views

Fresh install of Ubuntu RAID (Dev Server)

I had naively assumed that I should install Ubuntu to a RAID 5 array to give our in house dev server the best chance of having 100% up time. I have since learned that RAID 5 might be a bad choice for ...
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2k views

IBM raid configuration utility for checking disks health in windows server

I know there is a great and simple tool for monitoring hp disks health: http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/software-management/acumatrix/ Is there something similar for IBM ...
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How to Monitor an Adaptec/Intel ICH10R RAID Controller (any SNMP notification options?)

SuperMicro's Super Doctor III is the software I was looking for. It is SuperMicro's equivalent of IBM's ServerGuide or Dell's OpenManage. Unfortunately, while it supports hardware monitoring and SNMP ...
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2answers
103 views

Windows Server 2008 Crash

My server has been restarting almost daily, some times twice a day. This started after changing the raid drives with larger drives. My log for the raid says everything is fine and has not had a single ...
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1answer
81 views

Script to automate Raid0 on Windows Server 2008

Could someone point me to a script that I can run upon startup to create a Raid0 drive on windows server 2008. The inputs would be the drive letters of two drives to use for the array.
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1answer
243 views

Need to merge virtual disk into one on a dell server, anyone know a better way?

Background Info: Raid controler is: PERC 6/i Raid 1 3 virtual drives C:58GB, E:97GB, and F:772GB I need to combine C and E C is windows install and there is no data on E The way I was going to do ...
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3answers
315 views

I need to provision 30TB for a server. Does this process have anything to do with Logical Memory?

I'm currently buying a server that NEEDS 30TB of storage, 15TB of which is logical and 15TB is physical. However the towers only allow 8 2TB 3.5 inch HDD's, which gets me to 16TB. How do I get ...
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1answer
251 views

How to increase size of Raid 1 Allocation?

We had Raid 1 setup with two 1tb drives. I have swapped out the drives and now it was on two 2tb drives, however, the raid array is still only 1 tb in size. Is there a way to increase the size of ...
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3answers
700 views

Logical Partition on Two Drives Already in RAID 1+0

I am setting up a new server from scratch. It has two 160gb HDs that are set up in a RAID 1+0 for fault tolerance. This server, and two others like it, will be used for terminal services and IIS. My ...
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1answer
233 views

RAID1 setting in S5520HCR

How do you set up RAID1 in the BIOS of an Intel S5520HCR server motherboard? When I try to create a RAID1 array, I cannot install Windows Server 2008. The error it gives me is Installation path was ...
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How to check if my hard-drive are on RAID5 or RAID6? - Windows Server

I'm not sure if a server I own has been setup on RAID or not. Is there any way to check this within Windows, rather than relying on what the company support tells me? Any ideas? :)
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What is the Ideal RAID configuration for Windows Server Standard 2008 R2?

I have a new Dell R710 server with 6 hard drives, 2x146GB and 4x300GB. I am installing windows server standard 2008 R2. Dell recommended a system partition of 146GB in Raid 1 using 2 drives and ...
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3answers
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Windows 2008 RAID Failed Redudancy - which is the “current” disk?

I have a Windows 2008 Server with a two-drive software RAID 1 (mirroring). Last night one of the drives apparently failed (just disappeared from the system) and I had to boot from the secondary plex ...
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2answers
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How do you expand a raid disk array in a dell 2850?

I have a Dell 2850 and I want to install Windows 2008 Server. Problem is that my C drive only has 16GB of space. The requirements say I need at least 20. I have an open bay for a drive. If I put ...
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458 views

Access RAID From Windows Server 2008 Recovery Console

We are currently trying to run recovery mode on a Windows Server 2008 server running on a HP Ml110 G5 SATA raid controller. No matter which drivers we try from the HP site we can't get the recovery ...
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6answers
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Using a RAID 0 partition for a swap file

I am configuring RAID arrays for a HP Proliant server running Windows Server 2008. We will probably use RAID10 configurations, but split it to several logical drives. Is it reasonable to create a ...
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3answers
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Windows Server 2008 - Will not boot normally, only boots into Safe Mode

I have a less than one month old server on which Windows Server 2008 R2 is installed. I have a 2 mirrored disk drives in there. I attempted a RAM upgrade, which did not go well possibly due to memory ...
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555 views

Recommendation for Server 2008 RAID card with port multiplier support

I am currently building a large (20 TB) online data store and my first attempt has gone a bit awry. The use case for this storage is to have a non-backed up repository of data for a set of users to ...
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1answer
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How to configure Windows Server 2008 for RAID level 1?

I need to setup Windows server 2008 on my server.My hardware supports on board RAID 0,1,5 & 10.My hard disk is of 500GB capacity. I need RAID to enhance performance and for backup.Is there any ...
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2answers
254 views

Recommended Win2k8 Server software to fix my RAID-0 issue

I'm running an Asus P6T V2 Deluxe. It has six SATA ports and supports onboard RAID. I am using two of those ports for a RAID0 array of 1.5TB Seagate drives using the onboard RAID controller. One of ...
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What is the best way to configure 6 disk raid for SQL Server + OS?

I'm setting up a SQL Server on Win 2k8 with following hardware: 6 x WD RE3 500G SATA PERC H700 I've read some suggested that putting log file and OS on its own RAID1 while the rest of data is on ...
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1answer
215 views

What are the weaknesses of software RAID1 in Windows 7 and Windows 2008?

I want to migrate current data from simple hard disk drives to RAID1 to reduce the risk of losing daily data in case of hard disk failure. Every PC I want to migrate have a RAID1 support, requiring to ...
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2answers
716 views

Best practice for changing a dynamic (system) disc?

We've been using Windows Dynamic Disks for our customers system discs as a software RAID1 solution (i.e. we install the system on one disk, and mirror it after installation using Dynamic Disks). I've ...