How do I replace failing mirror drive.


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We have a compaq proliant server with 2 drives (software mirrored) on the system. When we restart the server it complains that with 1710 error and to let us know that the drive 0 is going bad. We pulled the second drive out (the mirror) placed it in the hotswap drive 0 bay so it will start booting from it. That idea did not work. Can some one please tell me what is the procedure of having the mirrored drive be the booting drive. Should I be able to place the mirrored drive with in slot 0 (scsi Id 0) and have it boot. Do I need to activate it? how do I do that? Please help Thanks.
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

Gemirkhanian said:
We have a compaq proliant server with 2 drives (software mirrored) on the
system. When we restart the server it complains that with 1710 error and to
let us know that the drive 0 is going bad. We pulled the second drive out
(the mirror) placed it in the hotswap drive 0 bay so it will start booting
from it. That idea did not work. Can some one please tell me what is the
procedure of having the mirrored drive be the booting drive. Should I be
able to place the mirrored drive with in slot 0 (scsi Id 0) and have it
boot. Do I need to activate it? how do I do that? Please help Thanks.

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You must make a Win2000 boot disk if you want to boot from the second half
of your mirror disk. See
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;113977
 
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nevje

format a floppy in a win2k machine, then copy ntldr, ntdetect and boot.ini
from the root of your server to the floppy

this should boot the the mirror disk, at which point you can put in another
disk and recreate the mirror - but you'll still have 2 non booting disks and
be booting from floppy, but you will at least still have the data too.

last time i had this issue using the fixmbr or fixboot options in recovery
console didnt work and for a couple months i was just booting form the
floppy. wasnt ideal but it worked and i only needed it until the new servers
arrived that i was already waiting for.
 

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