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Can I partition a RAID 0+1? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have gone to Computer Management, but cannot find "New Simple Volume" in order to create a new partition on my RAID 0+1.  I wish to use it for backup and shadow copies.  The instructions in Help tell me to click on an unalocated portion of my disk.  However, the display does not show allocated or unollocated areas.  I have right clicked on the C: on the left and I have right clicked on the larger area that has a description of the drive on the right.  (This area has diagnally slashed lines).  Neither give me "New Simple Volume" that should allow me to create a new partition.  On the left side, I am asked to create a "Dynamic Disk" and in the right area, I'm asked if I want to "Shrink Disk".  All others are greyed out, but even in the grey, "New Simple Volume" does not appear. 

     

    In the same regard, I would like to know if creating a Dynamic disk on my RAID 0+1 would be beneficial.

     

    Thank you.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2008 6:03 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can choose "Shrink Volume" to create a new volume and format it as a new partition, then enable "Shadow Copies" on this partiton to backup the data.

    For how to shrink volume , please follow this article:

    Windows Vista Help: Can I repartition my hard disk?
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/f2e9a502-e63c-413d-8804-87326ef4f4cc1033.mspx

    Dynamic disks are the preferred partitioning scheme. To encourage the use of dynamic disks, multipartition volume support was removed from the standard partitioning scheme now referred to as the basic partitioning scheme, and is now exclusively supported on dynamic disks.

    This article maybe helpful for you:

    Basic and Dynamic Disks (Windows)
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa363785.aspx

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    Regards,
    Eric Zhang
    Microsoft Online Community Support



    Friday, January 25, 2008 10:22 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You can choose "Shrink Volume" to create a new volume and format it as a new partition, then enable "Shadow Copies" on this partiton to backup the data.

    For how to shrink volume , please follow this article:

    Windows Vista Help: Can I repartition my hard disk?
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/f2e9a502-e63c-413d-8804-87326ef4f4cc1033.mspx

    Dynamic disks are the preferred partitioning scheme. To encourage the use of dynamic disks, multipartition volume support was removed from the standard partitioning scheme now referred to as the basic partitioning scheme, and is now exclusively supported on dynamic disks.

    This article maybe helpful for you:

    Basic and Dynamic Disks (Windows)
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa363785.aspx

    --------------------
    Regards,
    Eric Zhang
    Microsoft Online Community Support



    Friday, January 25, 2008 10:22 AM
  • Hi,

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    Thanks!
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    Regards,
    Eric Zhang
    Microsoft Online Community Support

    Wednesday, January 30, 2008 3:06 AM