making Shadow mirror drive bootable. sbs2000


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Hi... IVe tried to introduce a bigger scsi hardrive mirror set ona SBS2000
compaq server. software mirroring/dynamic disks
I recreated the mirror from drive 0 to the new bigger Drive 1.
Before this I had partitioned the disk and formatted the new drive 1 and
then deleted the partiion and converted it to dynamic.
I then shutdown the server.... removed the old ID 0 primary disk, made the
bigger ID 1 disk ID 0 and then it now wont boot... I can boot it with a
Startup floppy.
So my question is how do i make this new primary drive bootable. ?

Would going into the recovery console from sbs setup and running the fixboot
or fixmbr commands possibly work ?
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

Jason Blake said:
Hi... IVe tried to introduce a bigger scsi hardrive mirror set ona SBS2000
compaq server. software mirroring/dynamic disks
I recreated the mirror from drive 0 to the new bigger Drive 1.
Before this I had partitioned the disk and formatted the new drive 1 and
then deleted the partiion and converted it to dynamic.
I then shutdown the server.... removed the old ID 0 primary disk, made the
bigger ID 1 disk ID 0 and then it now wont boot... I can boot it with a
Startup floppy.
So my question is how do i make this new primary drive bootable. ?

Would going into the recovery console from sbs setup and running the fixboot
or fixmbr commands possibly work ?

I tried the same thing some time ago and failed, because
of two issues:
- The mirror partition is of a type that is not bootable.
- The boot environment is invalid.

Running fixboot, fixmbr and various other tools did not help.
I suggest you boot the machine with a Bart PE boot disk
and use xcopy.exe with the appropriate switches to copy
the mirrored drive to a spare disk. See here:
http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/#download
 
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Guest

On my test dell server with 2003 server and using microsofts mirroring it
worked ok.... IVe done it before with NT as well.. same method...


Could it be that it needs an operating system installed on it first .....
which would then write a valid boot code.....

then just boot into the sbs environment.... remove the data on the new
bigger disk... upgrade it to dyanmic then redo the mirror and try ?
 
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