I would like to ask your advice.
i have an Adaptec 2100s that has 2 sca drives and a hp tape drive connected
on the internal bus. the drives are mirrored. everything works ok'ish
the tape drive seems to cause problems and the scsi bus is being reset
i believe (from tapeware's site) that its a bad idea to have a tape drive
on the same bus as a mirror set, and wanted to move it, so i did.
basically the problem is that when the tape drive is not on the bus
the raid card sees two seperate drives and i cant boot windows 2000 server.
when i reconnect the drive the mirror magically reappears and eerything is
i can repeat this behaviour at will.
of course i want to get the tape drive onto the other card. I logged a
question on Adaptecs ASk site
and they seem to say the only way forward is to backup, recreate the mirror
set and then restore windows
which seems like a major task!, can anyone point me in any other direction
or sugest tests i can try
and if i do need to start from scratch, is there a recommended way, i am
willing to buy some new hardware if needed
as this is an important server. but i dont want to recreate all those logins
and permissions if i can solve this another way
thanks for listening!!
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