Does anyone know how to make a preinstallation task to create a raid 1 for the T5500
Can you create a Preinstallation task to make a Raid for the T5500
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You will need to create a custom diskpart preinstall
The first step in creating a mirrored set using diskpart is to identify the disks to be used. This can be achieved using the list disk command:
DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt -------- ---------- ------- ------- --- --- Disk 0 Online 30 GB 0 B Disk 1 Online 8 GB 8189 MB Disk 2 Online 8 GB 8189 MB
For the purposes of this tutorial we will be creating a mirrored volume based on a set consisting of disks 1 and 2. The mirrored volume is created by first creating a simple volume on the first disk and then adding a second disk to the mirrored set.
The first volume is created using the create volume command combined with the disk= directive. The size of the volume may also be specified using the size= directive. Omission of the size= option will cause diskpart to create volume which occupies all the available space on the designated disk. For example:
DISKPART>create volume simple disk=1
Having created the first volume on disk 1 the next step is to add the mirror volume on disk 2. This is achieved using the add command as follows:
The list volume command may be used to verify the new configuration:
DISKPART> list volume Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- -------- Volume 0 D DVD-ROM 0 B No Media Volume 1 C NTFS Partition 30 GB Healthy System * Volume 2 RAW Mirror 8189 MB Healthy
As shown above the new volume is listed as volume 2 and shown as Mirror. The volume is also listed as RAW because it has not yet been formatted with a file system. This, too, can be achieved within the diskpart tool:
DISKPART> select volume 2 DISKPART> format fs=ntfs label="Mirrored Volume" 100 percent completed DiskPart successfully formatted the volume.
Once formatted, the last task is to assign either a drive letter or mount point to the volume by which it will be accessed:
To assign a drive letter:
DISKPART> assign letter=E: DiskPart successfully assigned the drive letter or mount point.
To assign a mount point:
DISKPART> assign mount=\bigvol DiskPart successfully assigned the drive letter or mount point.
Once assigned a drive letter or mount point, the new mirrored volume is ready for use.