Re: Go RAID?
- From: Ivan Marsh <annoyed@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2007 10:26:38 -0500
On Fri, 01 Jun 2007 15:17:04 +0000, Jim Showalter wrote:
I have always been diligent about daily backups and that policy has
served me well over the years. I have files on my system dating to the
I used to use tape drives, but kept outgrowing them as HD's rapidly got
larger and cheaper. My current scheme is to backup to USB drives.
A friend who uses RAID says conventional backups are unnecessary. Would
I be better-off taking my external drive out of it's enclosure and
mounting it internal for use in a RAID 1 mirror?
Your friend is wrong. Always get tape... or at least have any data you
can't afford to lose on two different drives on two different devices.
Though I am a big fan of RAID it has no capacity for the prevention of
logical corruption and isn't immune to hardware failures.
All RAID does is make your drives redundant... what if it's the drive
controller that fails and starts spewing gibberish all over your data?
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