Disk Mirroring

By vivek ยท 5 replies
Jan 29, 2004
  1. HI

    What are steeps and Hardware requirement for Disk Mirroring.
    I wants to implement it on my server.
    i will be gr8 full for guidelines in this matter.

    Thanking you


  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    I trust you mean RAID 1.. It is always best to have it in hardware. Your disk controller must support it and you should use two identical drives or at least two same sized drives. Software RAID is also possible but that is dodgy, more difficult to set up and OS dependent. It will also be a performance hit to do in software.
  3. vivek

    vivek TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Thank You

    Here are some sily questions in my mind .

    1 .Does Disk Mirroring is possible on 2 identical IDE Hard disk

    2. If Yes then How it is possible. Is there any software for this avalible ?
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    1: yes.
    2.: The ability has to be buit into the operating system. Windows 2000 supports this (at least the server versions), I don't know about XP. I'm sue 2003 has this eature too. Software RAID support is in Linux too of course.

    I still advise againstsetting up a software RAID. Just go buy a RAID controller and your life will be much easier.
  5. vivek

    vivek TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    I have Win 2000 server on my standalone m/c . If i go for mirroring then how should proceed and what things i should keep in mind to go for it .

    hope your guidlines will help me out.

    Thank you
  6. Steverz

    Steverz TS Rookie Posts: 51

    To answer Nodsu, yes, XP has RAID1 compatibility, at least my XP Professional does.
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