Basic vs. Dynamic disks for hardware raid.

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  1. TonyV

    TonyV Guest

    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.
     
    TonyV, Mar 1, 2005
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  2. 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,
    Michaël
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    Pour me contacter:
    http://cerbermail.com/?uMcSLe4kj3



    "TonyV" <> a écrit dans le message de news:
    ...
    >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.
     
    Michaël THIBAUT, Mar 1, 2005
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  3. TonyV

    TonyV Guest

    Thanks, I made it basic.



    "Michaël 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,
    > Michaël
    > --
    > Pour me contacter:
    > http://cerbermail.com/?uMcSLe4kj3
    >
    >
    >
    > "TonyV" <> a écrit dans le message de news:
    > ...
    > >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.

    >
    >
    >
     
    TonyV, Mar 2, 2005
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