Re: Really scary problem
- From: Unruh <unruh-spam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 08:00:46 GMT
"Leslie Rhorer" <lrhorer@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
"philo" <philo@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
You did not tell us the RAID level...5 I'm guessing?
Yes, RAID 5. Why would that matter? The corruption is at the file
system layer, not the drive layer.
Anyway I have never felt comfortable with expanding RAID "on the fly"
whether it's supported or not.
I'm not particularly comfortable with it, either. If I had a choice I
would avoid it.
I'd backup and reconstruct etc
Backup to what? 500 DVDs? A couple of million floppies? In case you
hadn't noticed, they don't make 5TB tape drives, and I couldn't afford one
if they did. It is an unfortunate but inevitable result of the blossoming
of giant hard drives and multi-terrabyte arrays that the only vialable
backup solution for a huge drive array is another huge drive array. It is
also unfortunate but nonetheles true that I had to save for quite some
months to be able to afford a 6 x 1TB drive array. It will be a very long
time before I can afford another.
Then be prepared to lose all your data. If that is OK then fine, if not,
they get some backup solution.
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