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"Break" software RAID 1, downgrade from dynamic di

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I've got dynamic disks setup for mirroring.

I just got a SCSI RAID card and I'd like it to handle the mirroring.

Are there any special considerations to be made for "breaking" the mirror?

Furthermore, I think I'd like to go back to basic disks. MS says:

In order to change back to basic disk format, the drive must be repartitioned.

Norton Ghost says it can image a dynamic disk and restore it to a basic disk.

I just wanted to pass this by the great minds here in the SR forum and see if anyone foresees potential problems with this?

My thinking is: "break" the mirror array, pull one of the mirrored drives, and then image the other drive to a 3rd drive. Then repartition the drive and restore the image as a basic disk. Put this on the SCSI controller, make sure it works, then add the 2nd drive and make it mirror.

Sound good?

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You'll be fine. What you want is not a problem with your plans and your understanding is correct.

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To clarify, changing from Dyanamic to Basic requires the deletion of all existing volumes.

Good luck. Are you using winXP by any chance?

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To clarify, changing from Dyanamic to Basic requires the deletion of all existing volumes. 

Good luck. Are you using winXP by any chance?

Win2000 Server. 8O

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well... ghost it 1st, then do an MS backup of the system (assuming you have the capacity)... then do what you want and see if it worked... if not, restore from backup.

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