Mirroring in Windows XP Embedded?



Heinrich Munz \(eMVP\)
07-09-2005, 10:23 PM
Does anybody know if Mirroring (RAID1) can be configured on Windows XP
Embedded like it could on Windows NT Embedded?
Quote from
http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/prevver/ce3/ce30vt40/default.aspx
"Windows NT Embedded 4.0:
Disk mirroring can be utilized to increase reliability..."


I know it is !!!not!!! possible on Windows XP Pro (only on Windows Server
2003) see:
Quuote from http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307880
"You cannot create mirrored volumes on computers that are running Windows XP
Home Edition, Windows XP Professional or Windows XP 64-Bit Edition"


But what about XP Embedded?
Any third party products?


Thanks
Heiner

Slobodan Brcin \(eMVP\)
07-09-2005, 10:23 PM
Heinrich,

Don't you have MB with hardware RAID support?
XPP and XPe share same binaries for kernel, drivers and programs. So answer
is no it can't be done by default.

About third party product I never looked for them, but you can search for
XPP software RAID solutions. You will add them easily to XPe.

Regards,
Slobodan




"Heinrich Munz (eMVP)" <HMunz@NoSpam-Munz-Consulting.de> wrote in message
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> Does anybody know if Mirroring (RAID1) can be configured on Windows XP
> Embedded like it could on Windows NT Embedded?
> Quote from
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/prevver/ce3/ce30vt40/default.aspx
> "Windows NT Embedded 4.0:
> Disk mirroring can be utilized to increase reliability..."
>
>
> I know it is !!!not!!! possible on Windows XP Pro (only on Windows Server
> 2003) see:
> Quuote from http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307880
> "You cannot create mirrored volumes on computers that are running Windows
> XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional or Windows XP 64-Bit Edition"
>
>
> But what about XP Embedded?
> Any third party products?
>
>
> Thanks
> Heiner
>
>

KM
07-09-2005, 10:24 PM
Just to mention some 3rd party suport for RAID.
I have been using FastTrack Pro without problems. I just had to componentize
thier driver (and the MB had the support for RAID configurablefrom BIOS)
that was loading early at kernel loading phase.

Plus, you have a sofware emulation for mirroring (Dynamic Volumes). You want
to read more about it in XP Pro documentation or on MSND.

KM

> Does anybody know if Mirroring (RAID1) can be configured on Windows XP
> Embedded like it could on Windows NT Embedded?
> Quote from
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/prevver/ce3/ce30vt40/default.aspx
> "Windows NT Embedded 4.0:
> Disk mirroring can be utilized to increase reliability..."
>
>
> I know it is !!!not!!! possible on Windows XP Pro (only on Windows Server
> 2003) see:
> Quuote from http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307880
> "You cannot create mirrored volumes on computers that are running Windows
> XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional or Windows XP 64-Bit Edition"
>
>
> But what about XP Embedded?
> Any third party products?
>
>
> Thanks
> Heiner
>
>

Heinrich Munz \(eMVP\)
07-09-2005, 10:24 PM
Thanks for your help.
However, I need a SW-only solution because my HW is already fixed and cannot
be changed.
I cannot add aditional boards and I do not have RAID Support in the BIOS

> Plus, you have a sofware emulation for mirroring (Dynamic Volumes). You
> want to read more about it in XP Pro documentation or on MSND.
I would be happy if this is case. Unfortunately, Windows XP Pro does not
support Mirroring, only the Server 2003 does! See
>> Quuote from
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307880

Heiner



"KM" <konstmor@nospam_yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:uUFz8skVFHA.2768@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Just to mention some 3rd party suport for RAID.
> I have been using FastTrack Pro without problems. I just had to
> componentize thier driver (and the MB had the support for RAID
> configurablefrom BIOS) that was loading early at kernel loading phase.
>
> Plus, you have a sofware emulation for mirroring (Dynamic Volumes). You
> want to read more about it in XP Pro documentation or on MSND.
>
> KM
>
>> Does anybody know if Mirroring (RAID1) can be configured on Windows XP
>> Embedded like it could on Windows NT Embedded?
>> Quote from
>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/prevver/ce3/ce30vt40/default.aspx
>> "Windows NT Embedded 4.0:
>> Disk mirroring can be utilized to increase reliability..."
>>
>>
>> I know it is !!!not!!! possible on Windows XP Pro (only on Windows Server
>> 2003) see:
>> Quuote from
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307880
>> "You cannot create mirrored volumes on computers that are running Windows
>> XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional or Windows XP 64-Bit Edition"
>>
>>
>> But what about XP Embedded?
>> Any third party products?
>>
>>
>> Thanks
>> Heiner
>>
>>
>
>

KM
07-09-2005, 10:24 PM
Heiner,

>> Plus, you have a sofware emulation for mirroring (Dynamic Volumes). You want to read more about it in XP Pro documentation or on
>> MSND.
> I would be happy if this is case. Unfortunately, Windows XP Pro does not support Mirroring, only the Server 2003 does! See
>>> Quuote from http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307880

Well.. I must admit you are right. Although Dynamic Disks are supported in XP/XPe, the missring feature is only there on 2003
Server. Too bad :-(
Unless you use a hardware raid controller, I believe you are out of luck.

Another confirmation: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;314343

KM

> "KM" <konstmor@nospam_yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:uUFz8skVFHA.2768@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> Just to mention some 3rd party suport for RAID.
>> I have been using FastTrack Pro without problems. I just had to componentize thier driver (and the MB had the support for RAID
>> configurablefrom BIOS) that was loading early at kernel loading phase.
>>
>> Plus, you have a sofware emulation for mirroring (Dynamic Volumes). You want to read more about it in XP Pro documentation or on
>> MSND.
>>
>> KM
>>
>>> Does anybody know if Mirroring (RAID1) can be configured on Windows XP Embedded like it could on Windows NT Embedded?
>>> Quote from http://msdn.microsoft.com/embedded/prevver/ce3/ce30vt40/default.aspx
>>> "Windows NT Embedded 4.0:
>>> Disk mirroring can be utilized to increase reliability..."
>>>
>>>
>>> I know it is !!!not!!! possible on Windows XP Pro (only on Windows Server 2003) see:
>>> Quuote from http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307880
>>> "You cannot create mirrored volumes on computers that are running Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional or Windows XP
>>> 64-Bit Edition"
>>>
>>>
>>> But what about XP Embedded?
>>> Any third party products?
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Heiner
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>


Mirroring in Windows XP Embedded?