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Resyncing Home Server to Work Server in a Redundant Server Setup

These notes are for the original Dual Windows 2000 Server setup

The server always boots and runs from Top disk (Disk 0) so the top disk must always have the active current data on it to be mirrored to the lower disk.

(A) At Home

  1. Shut down the spare server (if it is running)
  2. Remove the TOP disk from the spare server at home and take this disk to work

(B) At Work

  1. On the Work server make sure that the bottom disk is healthy and has been mirroring the top disk entirely.
  2. To do this run Disk Management (click on START then RUN then type in diskmgmt.msc and click on the OK button)
  3. Maximise the screen so that you can see all of the disk information
  4. You should see Disk 0 and Disk 1 and both should say HEALTHY on all sections of their display.
  5. If this is OK then you can Shut Down the server otherwise contact GO Software for help.
  6. Remove the BOTTOM disk and replace with the disk you brought from home. (Later you will take the disk that you just removed home and put it into the TOP slot in the server at home)
  7. Restart the server at work
  8. When it has started run Windows Explorer (click on START then RUN then ACCESSORIES then EXPLORER)
  9. Check the data on drive N: to make sure it is up to date - eg: N:\BM\LiveData\Admin.Bmd should have today's date on it.
  10. If this is not the case then contact GO Software for help.
  11. Run Disk Management (click on START then RUN then type in diskmgmt.msc and click on the OK button)
  12. Maximise the screen so that you can see all of the disk information
  13. You should see Disk 0 and Disk 1 and a MISSING DISK
  14. Both Disk 0 and Disk 1 will say FAILED on all sections of their display.
  15. Right Click on Drive C: on the MISSING disk and choose REMOVE MIRROR
  16. If you have a Drive N: then right Click on Drive N: on the MISSING disk and choose REMOVE MIRROR
  17. Right Click on the MISSING disk and choose REMOVE DISK (which should now disappear)
  18. Right click on DISK 1 and choose REVERT TO BASIC DISK
  19. Right click on DISK 1 and choose CONVERT TO DYNAMIC DISK
  20. Right click on DISK 0 Drive C: and choose ADD MIRROR
  21. Select DISK 1 from the list of available disks and click on ADD MIRROR
  22. If you have a Drive N: then right click on DISK 0 Drive N: and choose ADD MIRROR
  23. If you have a Drive N: then Select DISK 1 from the list of available disks and click on ADD MIRROR
  24. Disk 0 and Disk 1 should now show RESYNCING and (sometimes) they will show a % complete as well.
  25. Close the Disk Management and resume work while the disks continue to resync

If you have to shutdown or reboot the server for some reason before the disks have fully resynced then you'll have to repeat the ADD MIRROR steps above


(C) At Home Again

  1. Insert the disk removed from work server into the TOP slot in the server at home
  2. Start the server at home
  3. When it has started run Windows Explorer (click on START then RUN then ACCESSORIES then EXPLORER)
  4. Check the data on drive N: to make sure it is up to date - eg: N:\BM\LiveData\Admin.Bmd should have today's date on it.
  5. If this is not the case then contact GO Software for help.
  6. To do this run Disk Management (click on START then RUN then type in diskmgmt.msc and click on the OK button)
  7. Maximise the screen so that you can see all of the disk information
  8. You should see Disk 0 and Disk 1 and a MISSING DISK
  9. Both Disk 0 and Disk 1 will say FAILED on all sections of their display.
  10. Right Click on Drive C: on the MISSING disk and choose REMOVE MIRROR
  11. If you have a Drive N: then right Click on Drive N: on the MISSING disk and choose REMOVE MIRROR
  12. Right Click on the MISSING disk and choose REMOVE DISK (which should now disappear)
  13. Right click on DISK 1 and choose REVERT TO BASIC DISK
  14. Right click on DISK 1 and choose CONVERT TO DYNAMIC DISK
  15. Right click on DISK 0 Drive C: and choose ADD MIRROR
  16. Select DISK 1 from the list of available disks and click on ADD MIRROR
  17. If you have a Drive N: then right click on DISK 0 Drive N: and choose ADD MIRROR
  18. If you have a Drive N: then Select DISK 1 from the list of available disks and click on ADD MIRROR
  19. Disk 0 and Disk 1 should now show RESYNCING and (sometimes) they will show a % complete as well.
  20. Wait until Drive C: (and Drive N: if you have a drive N:) show HEALTHY
  21. Close the Disk Management and shut down the home server

Your home server should now be a complete mirror image of the server at work. If you have to shutdown or reboot the server for some reason before the disks have fully resynced then you'll have to repeat the ADD MIRROR steps above

Resyncing Third Removable Server Disk where there is no Redundant Server

The server always boots and runs from Top disk (Disk 0) so the top disk must always have the active current data on it to be mirrored to the lower disk.

  1. On the Server make sure that the bottom disk is healthy and has been mirroring the top disk entirely.
  2. To do this run Disk Management (click on START then RUN then type in diskmgmt.msc and click on the OK button)
  3. Maximise the screen so that you can see all of the disk information
  4. You should see Disk 0 and Disk 1 and both should say HEALTHY on all sections of their display.
  5. If this is OK then you can Shut Down the server otherwise contact GO Software for help.
  6. Remove the BOTTOM disk and replace with your spare disk
  7. Restart the server
  8. When it has started run Windows Explorer (click on START then RUN then ACCESSORIES then EXPLORER)
  9. Check the data on drive N: to make sure it is up to date - eg: N:\BM\LiveData\Admin.Bmd should have today's date on it.
  10. If this is not the case then contact GO Software for help.
  11. Run Disk Management (click on START then RUN then type in diskmgmt.msc and click on the OK button)
  12. Maximise the screen so that you can see all of the disk information
  13. You should see Disk 0 and Disk 1 and a MISSING DISK
  14. Both Disk 0 and Disk 1 will say FAILED on all sections of their display.
  15. Right Click on Drive C: on the MISSING disk and choose REMOVE MIRROR
  16. If you have a Drive N: then right Click on Drive N: on the MISSING disk and choose REMOVE MIRROR
  17. Right Click on the MISSING disk and choose REMOVE DISK (which should now disappear)
  18. Right click on DISK 1 and choose REVERT TO BASIC DISK
  19. Right click on DISK 1 and choose CONVERT TO DYNAMIC DISK
  20. Right click on DISK 0 Drive C: and choose ADD MIRROR
  21. Select DISK 1 from the list of available disks and click on ADD MIRROR
  22. If you have a Drive N: then right click on DISK 0 Drive N: and choose ADD MIRROR
  23. If you have a Drive N: then Select DISK 1 from the list of available disks and click on ADD MIRROR
  24. Disk 0 and Disk 1 should now show RESYNCING and (sometimes) they will show a % complete as well.
  25. Close the Disk Management and resume work while the disks continue to resync

If you have to shutdown or reboot the server for some reason before the disks have fully resynced then you'll have to repeat the ADD MIRROR steps above