.....unless you left a small amount of free space on the original drive then
you won't be able to do this unless you copy off the data and then resize
one of your partitions.
This is because you get a hidden part on the drives when converting to
If you have say three partitions (simple volumes) on the original drive then
backup or copy the data off of the third partition(simple volume) somewhere
Then remove the third partition(simple volume) and recreate it say 50MB
smaller than it was before, then copy/move the data back onto it.
Then set about what you were trying to do before, it'll most likely work OK
Personally I'd not contemplate software RAID on an SBS server, especially on
SATA , I've been warned off this many times.
Get a hardware RAID controller and do it on that.
That said I guess it depends on the load on the server, basic file and print
you may be OK. SBS or a database server...Hmm..
"Merv Porter" <mwport@newsgroup_spam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
> Is this the procedure you've followed...
> Software RAID on Windows 2003
> Do the mirrors: Per Partition (not the whole disk all at once). i.e.,
> rt. click on an existing partition and mirror it to the new drive; then
> move on to the next;...
> Merv Porter [SBS-MVP]
> "Garu" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> We have existing Win2k3 Server with 1 Scsi HDD used for O/S and 1 Sata
>> HDD (with 3 partitions) used for data.
>> I have added another Sata HDD with the same size of the existing one for
>> mirroring purposes. I'm done converting both disks to dynamic disk but I
>> can't see anything to be able to mirror the entire old disk with to the
>> new disk. When I right click any of the partitions in the old disk "Add
>> mirror" option is grayed out.
>> Please help. I want to be able to mirror the entire disk with the
>> existing partition and data.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> I have con