[ExchangeList] Re: Dynamic disks

  • From: Mathieu CHATEAU <gollum123@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "Tom Kern" <tpkern@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 19:32:08 +0200

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Hello Tom,



you should never use dynamic disks except for making raid through windows (soft raid).


Having dynamic disk is a pain: your server sign it. Then another cannot use it until it replace the signature.


Dynamic disk is NOT compatible with MSCS Cluster and SAN snapshot.


If you have a san, you won't use windows raid, so you don't need dynamic raid.


Regards,

Mathieu CHATEAU

http://lordoftheping.blogspot.com


Wednesday, September 6, 2006, 7:27:02 PM, you wrote:


>

If you are deploying Exchange on a SAN(Clariion), does it matter if you use Basic or Dynamic disks?

Is one better than the other?

 

If so, why?

 

I can't seem to find any info on using dynamic disks with Exchange(except that it won't work for the shared storage on a cluster).

Any info would be great.

 

Thanks alot

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