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    The Server is now running Windows Server 2003 R1 SP1 . Disk Mirroring (RAID1) is active for Diaster Recovery. I'm told that any plans to upgrade to Server 2003
    R2 requires the RAID1 configuration be broken. Is this true?

    Thanks in Advance,

    Jon

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    Re: RAID1 and Server 2003 R2

    Have you used Windows Disk Mirroring? Or is it mirrored in hardware, on a RAID controller card?

    I haven't heard the requirement to break the mirror however if it's a hardware solution you WON'T need to break it because it's invisible to the OS. If it's Windows Mirroring then you need to search further because I don't know if it's true or not.


    Tom
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    • #3
      Re: RAID1 and Server 2003 R2

      If it is a hardware RAID all you should have to do is plug in the RAID drivers (press f6 during setup) so it sees your current OS and then upgrade - If it is a software raid then yes you will have to break it.

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      • #4
        Re: RAID1 and Server 2003 R2

        p.s. Windows based mirroring is of limited use in Disaster Recovery because it's done at an OS level. The only sensible way to do RAID is in hardware - ESPECIALLY on the system/boot volume.


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        • #5
          Re: RAID1 and Server 2003 R2

          Originally posted by Stonelaughter View Post
          p.s. Windows based mirroring is of limited use in Disaster Recovery because it's done at an OS level. The only sensible way to do RAID is in hardware - ESPECIALLY on the system/boot volume.
          Totally agree - on top of that the performance difference (depending on RAID setup) can speed up your server - Hot swap on hard drives in case one dies, ect ect . . .

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          • #6
            Re: RAID1 and Server 2003 R2

            Thank all of you for the reply.

            The Disk Mirroring used is from the Windows Disk Management Option.

            Jon
            Last edited by jonfioravan; 21st November 2007, 20:48.

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            • #7
              Re: RAID1 and Server 2003 R2

              Windows Server 2003 Disk Mirroring.

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              • #8
                Re: RAID1 and Server 2003 R2

                Yes, break your software RAID, update server and re-establish mirror

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                • #9
                  Re: RAID1 and Server 2003 R2

                  Thank You Jpagel !

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