Moving a dynamic disk to another machine


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Mike

I have moved my dynamic disk to another machine...the
drive shows in disk manager but the only option i have
is "revert to basic disc"...will this trash all the data
on the drive ? ANy help would be apreciated..
 
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Subrahmanya Bhandarkar [MSFT]

Moving Dynamic Disks
If you move dynamic disks between systems, you may not be able to move the
dynamic disks back to the original host. If you must move the dynamic
disks, move all the dynamic disks from a computer at one time, and make
sure that they are all online and running on the destination system before
you try to import them to the new host. This order is important so that the
disk group name and ID of the primary disk group of the host system is
always retained (if a dynamic disk is present). What makes the difference
is whether there is at least one dynamic disk on the destination system or
not. One problem scenario occurs when there is no dynamic disk on the
destination system (so that that computer ends up with the same disk group
name as the source computer when the disk are moved to it) and then you
want to move the disks back to the source computer. You may encounter a
problem if foreign disks that you are re-imported have the same disk group
name as the local computer.

For additional information about moving dynamic disks, click the following
article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
222189 Description of Disk Groups in Windows Disk Management

260113 "Internal Error - Disk Group Exists and Is Imported" Error Message
While Importing Foreign Disk

Read this link
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;266177&Product=win20
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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;260113&Product=win20
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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;329707&Product=win20
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Subbu
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Deborah Jones

Also, yes, reverting to basic will trash your data.

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Subrahmanya Bhandarkar said:
Moving Dynamic Disks
If you move dynamic disks between systems, you may not be able to move the
dynamic disks back to the original host. If you must move the dynamic
disks, move all the dynamic disks from a computer at one time, and make
sure that they are all online and running on the destination system before
you try to import them to the new host. This order is important so that the
disk group name and ID of the primary disk group of the host system is
always retained (if a dynamic disk is present). What makes the difference
is whether there is at least one dynamic disk on the destination system or
not. One problem scenario occurs when there is no dynamic disk on the
destination system (so that that computer ends up with the same disk group
name as the source computer when the disk are moved to it) and then you
want to move the disks back to the source computer. You may encounter a
problem if foreign disks that you are re-imported have the same disk group
name as the local computer.

For additional information about moving dynamic disks, click the following
article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
222189 Description of Disk Groups in Windows Disk Management

260113 "Internal Error - Disk Group Exists and Is Imported" Error Message
While Importing Foreign Disk

Read this link
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;266177&Product=win20
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;260113&Product=win20
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;329707&Product=win20
00

Subbu
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.
 

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