disk mirroring

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  1. mwltuk

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    Hi, anyone got suggestions for disk mirroring. I have XP Pro and two 80 Gb IDE drives. I want the second drive to be a copy of the first for resiliance purposes. A simple software solution would be best.

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  2. RobsterD

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    I use Norton Ghost,clone mode will do what you require or you can backup the disc to an image file.
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  3. Loftus

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    If you have WinXp you may want to consider the built-in software raid functionality (MS call them "dynamic disks"). Here's some reading....

    Windows software raid
     
  4. Ingo Bingo

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    True enough a mirror will work well, a striped volume will give you a quicker read, write response, but a mirror will back up your data more securely, make sure both disks have a bootable partition other wise its difficult to retrieve data if the first disk goes down.

    Alternatively use an older drive with a small partition as the c drive & mirror your data on the other two.
     

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