Questions tagged [dynamic-disk]

Dynamic disks are a Microsoft technology for allowing special features that normal partitions do not, such as spanning multiple disks and raid.

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Re-importing (Virtual) Foreign Disks on Windows 2003

I have a virtualized Windows 2003 Server machine with one basic disk (boot drive) and three Dynamic disks. The machine is running in an VMWare ESXi server. I had to remove the three dynamic disks ...
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Copy EFI partition and BCD store to a second drive

I'm attempting to set up dynamic boot partition mirroring on GUID partition table (GPT) disks as part of making a bootable mirror of a Windows system drive. I am following Microsoft's KB951985 but I ...
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ddrescue - retry bad sectors starting from the end of the disk

How can I attempt to read bad sectors from the end of the disk, using ddrescue? I have dynamic volumes and the LDR is kept at the end of the disk, unlike MBR. I remember that I've tried --reverse but ...
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3TB HD reduces to 752GB when converted from basic to dynamic

Our surveillance server running Windows2008r2 (standard), had a software RAID5 of five 1TB HDs. Ran well for 2 years, till one drive died last week. Decided to "upgrade" and increase room to five ...
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Disk read error after converting basic disk to dynamic disk?

I have a bit of an odd setup. Basically, originally in the server was an older lone 160G harddrive. We've decided to upgrade it to a RAID-1 mirrored 2 disk setup against two new 500G harddrives. It'd ...