Where can I find out exactly what is involved in mirroring a drive in WHS 2011? I've surfed around a lot and find a lot of questions but no actual documentation.
My primary question at this point is whether I have to mirror the whole physical drive or can just do a logical drive. IOW, if I have one 2TB drive that's partitioned into 3 logical drives, can I just mirror one of the logical drives?
Edited byAthena.. _Saturday, April 21, 2012 3:56 PM
Windows Home Server has no built-in mirroring. Windows Server 2008 R2 is the base operating system for Windows Home Server 2011; it
does have software mirroring built in. You can learn a great deal about how to use software RAID by consulting Technet, but to answer your specific question, no it is not possible to mirror just one partition; you must mirror the entire volume.
I don't recommend the use of software mirroring (or other software RAID levels), by the way. It's not particularly hard to set up, but it doesn't perform all that well, and recovering a degraded array isn't as simple as Microsoft's documentation would have