Can I force WHS system to install on one physical drive and data on another? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to install WHS on a systme with two drive - 80 GB and 1 TB. I want the WHY system on the first drive and the data on the second. But I want ALL the data on the second drive. I don't want the drive extender to use any space on the first drive for shared data. How should I do that?

    Saturday, April 2, 2011 3:39 PM

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  • You can't.
    WHS is designed to run on a single system disk with (optionally) additional drives added to the pool.

    - Theo.
    No home server like Home Server
    Saturday, April 2, 2011 8:53 PM
  • I think that if you install with the 80gb, and then add the 1 tb, that if you don't start copying anything to the server until after the 1tb is installed, then everything will go to the 1tb drive.  However if you turn folder duplication on, then it will definitely cause the duplicate folder to be on the 80gb drive, because you need 2 physical drives for folder duplication.  With a 3 disk setup... IE 80, 1tb, 1tb, then it should never use the 80gb drive.


    One addon that you will definitely want to install on your WHS is the Disk Management addon.  It will let you create a wireframe diagram of your server, and it will also tell you how much data is stored on each physical drive.  Unfortunately it's $10, you might be able to find an older version of this addon which was originally free.  But there is a 30 day trial available, which might be good enough to just check it out.



    Here is an image of what that looks like:




    Thursday, April 7, 2011 3:05 PM