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How can I convert a Spanned drive to a Mirrored set?


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I initially set up 2x1TB drives for a relative's business for his data in a WHS2011. I Spanned the drives together to help ensure he didn't run out of space. I have found that he's using way less than half the space and I would like to split the drives apart again and Mirror them to increase the redundancy.

 

Is there a way to do this without destroying the data, perhaps by Shrinking the volume to less than 1TB? Or, do I just have to bite the bullet and Delete the Partition, Create a 1TB partition on 1 drive, Mirror the 2nd drive to it, and then copy the data back?

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If you have more than 1 TB I don't see a way around it. Shrinking may work but the drive is going to so full perhaps that performance will be affected.

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Copy over to a different drive, re-create the array and move it back. You do not have that much data so it should not be too bad.

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