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Reinstall WHS 2011 and add DrivePool
I was previously using the AMD Raid 1 solution on my N40L and also backing some data up to the cloud with crashplan and felt pretty good about it.
Somehow, I lost my 250 gb system drive completely, and one of the 2 TB WD greens went critical on me. In hindsight, I need a better solution because this will take days to recover from. I want to get away from the Raid 0 which leaves you unable to access the drive from other systems. I have been reading and will implement the DrivePool solution.
Can someone help me with a methodology that will save me some copying and work? Right now, I reinstalled WHS to a new 500 gb drive, but had to leave RAID on in bios so that I can access my share data on the remaining drive from the mirror. I am copying about five hours worth of data over to a new NTFS formatted 2 TB drive. I have several questions.
1. Crashplan was backed up off of d:\... shares. In order to avoid copying all that up to the cloud again, I need to set the shares up on d:\... Is the best way to do this by leaving all other drives but the system drive unplugged, reinstalling WHS (after setting bios settings to AHCI instead of raid), then adding Drivepool to that drive? Can I force it to become
2. Once I do that, is there a way to add the drive I am copying to right now over to the pool, and somehow set my shares so that I do not need to recopy all of the data again into the Drivepool share folders?
3. Is there anything else you would recommend? I intend to set up some type of backup on the operating system drive so that I do not need to do the whole reinstall again. Other good practices?
Thanks in advance for your advice.