How do I create a mirror set (RAID 1) in Windows 2000?

A. All members of a RAID 1 volume set must be on a dynamic disk. To convert a disk from basic to dynamic, see 'Q. How do I convert a basic disk to dynamic?'.

To create a RAID 1 set in Windows 2000, complete the following steps:

  1. From the Start menu, select Programs, Administrative Tools, then the Computer Management Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.
  2. Expand the Storage branch, and select Disk Management.
  3. Right click the partition you want to mirror, and select Add Mirror from the context menu.
  4. Select the disk that will host the mirror, and click Add Mirror.
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  5. If you mirror the boot partition, a dialog box details the changes that the program will make to boot.ini to enable mirror booting. Click OK.

Win2K shows the mirror set in a regenerating mode.

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