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  • Win 2003 - Software RAID 1 mirror - Safely break

    I have a software RAID 1 mirror i windows 2003 sp2 which has fully synced & healthy.
    I need to break the mirror. Is doing this live with users accessing the data safe and can be done?
    Or should I kill all open files from the drive first before issuing the break mirror command?

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    Re: Win 2003 - Software RAID 1 mirror - Safely break

    It "should" be safe, but if in any doubt, consider rebooting the server then immediately breaking the mirror

    (you do know that's seven years bad luck, don't you )
    Tom Jones
    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
    PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
    IT Trainer / Consultant
    Ossian Ltd
    Scotland

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    • #3
      Re: Win 2003 - Software RAID 1 mirror - Safely break

      I always like to do things in a planned maintenance window if possible. Just in case things go sideways. Better to be safe than sorry.... and I've been sorry plenty of times.
      Regards,
      Jeremy

      Network Consultant/Engineer
      Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
      www.gma-cpa.com

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      • #4
        Re: Win 2003 - Software RAID 1 mirror - Safely break

        I would also like to add this

        MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A GOOD VERIFIED WORKING BACKUP OF THE SERVER

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