newcomer to apple slowly getting on top of my new server. it came with 2 disks which i assumed would be in raid_1 but theyre not so all programs and user data is being stored on disk#1. is disk#2 intended for something specific or do i have to set it up as a raid or should i somehow(??) reroute all user data to disk#2?
many thanks, Bill
You're getting some mixed advice here.
First off, why should Apple assume you want the drives RAIDed?
I don't know any vendor that ships a server in that state - it's up to you to decide how you want your drives configured.
Secondly, it's not hard to configure the drives as a mirror. You have two basic paths -- easy/safe/slow or tricky/slightly risky/fast. The path you take depends on your technical skills and time constraints.
The easy/safe/slow route involves booting off other media, using Disk Utility to create a mirrored RAID (which wipes the disks) and re-installing the OS. If you haven't gone far down the OS setup route this is probably the way to go.
The tricky/slightly risky/fast route involves using the terminal to convert the existing drive into a mirrored array and adding the second drive to the mix (then waiting for the disks to sync). If you're not comfortable with Terminal.app then you should probably avoid this path, but it can be done.