Basic Disk Mirror Problem


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I have a server that the OS is on a mirror set consisting of two basic SCSI
disks. This mirror was set up back when the machine was running NT4 Server
and was upgraded to Win2k Server. The mirror set was never upgraded to use
dynamic disks. One of the disks failed, of course the one that contained the
boot (utility) partition. I replaced it with another drive and the mirror
rebuilt itself. Now I have a good mirror of the OS but no boot partition. I
need to make the OS partition active and somehow get the MBR and boot files
recognized on there. I am currently booting the server with a floppy until i
get this figured out. What procedure should i follow to get this
accomplished?
 
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Guest

I take it you are doing software mirroring.

If the system is working from a boot diskette I will take this as your
partitioning is OK and all you need is the mbr which is not mirrored.

Boot the w2K cd via the bios and go into recovery console. Run the
utilities fixmbr and fixboot. Exit reboot with no floppy and you should be
fine.
 
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Guest

I tried logging into the console but it would not accept the administrator
password. It should just be the normal domain administrator account if it is
a domain controller machine, correct?
 
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Guest

I Was finally able to log in to the console, it was an older admin password.
I ran the fixmbr and fixboot utilities and it still will not boot to that
partition without the floppy. I checked and all of the files are on the
partition (ntldr, ntdetect, boot.ini). Is this because that partition is
mirrored between the two basic disks and has never been marked as active? If
so, how do i do that now without losing anything?
 
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