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TonyV
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      03-01-2005
I have a server with two hdd's in raid-1 (for O/S) & four hdd's configured
for raid5.
Using hardware raid controllers & hotswap scsi drives. The raid sets have
been successfully configured before 2003 server O/S was loaded.

Now I want to format the raid5 volume to be used for a database using a
single driveletter for the whole volume, but I'm unsure if I should configure
this as a basic disk or a dynamic disk in windows disk manager. I personally
feel that I should make it a basic disk.

Will it really matter?...Can this choice somehow affect the rebuilding of
array when a drive fails?

Need some advice here please.
Many thanks.
 
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MichaŽl THIBAUT
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      03-01-2005
Hello from France

According to your infos, you don't need to configure you disks as dynamic.

Dynamic are used only for tasks like make Software RAID or remove
"limitation of only 4 primary partitions and 1 logical drive".

In your case, RAID1 and RAID5 are already managed by your hardware card

Then keep it Basic ! You don't need much !

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"TonyV" <> a ťcrit dans le message de news:
19953F3C-6630-4748-9B6C-...
>I have a server with two hdd's in raid-1 (for O/S) & four hdd's configured
> for raid5.
> Using hardware raid controllers & hotswap scsi drives. The raid sets have
> been successfully configured before 2003 server O/S was loaded.
>
> Now I want to format the raid5 volume to be used for a database using a
> single driveletter for the whole volume, but I'm unsure if I should
> configure
> this as a basic disk or a dynamic disk in windows disk manager. I
> personally
> feel that I should make it a basic disk.
>
> Will it really matter?...Can this choice somehow affect the rebuilding of
> array when a drive fails?
>
> Need some advice here please.
> Many thanks.



 
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TonyV
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      03-02-2005
Thanks, I made it basic.



"Micha√ęl THIBAUT" wrote:

> Hello from France
>
> According to your infos, you don't need to configure you disks as dynamic.
>
> Dynamic are used only for tasks like make Software RAID or remove
> "limitation of only 4 primary partitions and 1 logical drive".
>
> In your case, RAID1 and RAID5 are already managed by your hardware card
>
> Then keep it Basic ! You don't need much !
>
> cdlt,
> Micha√ęl
> --
> Pour me contacter:
> http://cerbermail.com/?uMcSLe4kj3
>
>
>
> "TonyV" <> a écrit dans le message de news:
> 19953F3C-6630-4748-9B6C-...
> >I have a server with two hdd's in raid-1 (for O/S) & four hdd's configured
> > for raid5.
> > Using hardware raid controllers & hotswap scsi drives. The raid sets have
> > been successfully configured before 2003 server O/S was loaded.
> >
> > Now I want to format the raid5 volume to be used for a database using a
> > single driveletter for the whole volume, but I'm unsure if I should
> > configure
> > this as a basic disk or a dynamic disk in windows disk manager. I
> > personally
> > feel that I should make it a basic disk.
> >
> > Will it really matter?...Can this choice somehow affect the rebuilding of
> > array when a drive fails?
> >
> > Need some advice here please.
> > Many thanks.

>
>
>

 
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