Need to spec a new 2012 R2 server and thinking about putting the Hyper-V host partition on a pair of software mirrored SATA drives for resilience.
I also like the idea before doing any updates, as I have often done on server 2003, of shutting down the server and pulling out one of the mirrored system drives . If there is a problem the server can be booted from the original drive. If no problem the older drive can be hot-plugged back in and synchronized with the running drive.
Question is can this be done easily.
It seems to me there are two methods of mirroring a pair of drives in Windows 2012 R2:
- Storage pool / mirrored virtual disk
- Disk management mirrored physical disks
Option 1: Is it possible to boot from a storage pool array? Option 2: Assuming the server will have arrived with the Hyper-V host installed can I add another disk to this to create the mirror or will that wipe all data on the existing disk?
Or is there a better way of doing this.