[ILUG] Why RAID
weeboy at conorwynne.com
Tue Jul 13 15:30:41 IST 2004
>> I'm sure you see no requirement for redundancy/backup of complex
>> mathematical formulae and stuff :--)
> Personally I just rsync to an ancient (PII) machine with a large disk.
Yes thats a good idea, but I would feel better with several layers of
I normally have RAIDed volumes, rsync to another workstation for important
data, and lastly tape backup. And this is only for my home setup. Work is
_far_ more paranoid :)
> The chances of a total disk failure are negligible in my experience
> (especially with SCSI disks).
> I'd actually be more worried about 2 disks on the same machine
> being struck by lightning, pee-ed on by the cat, etc.
My son microwaved my wifes mobile phone (there was a fire), he threw mine
into the pond and my dad's into the toilet.
He also filled my computers full of lego (still trying to figure out how)
which stopped the fans from operating correctly. Luckily there was no real
My little brother (years back) peed into my mothers VCR.
You just cannot think of all eventualities :--)
> But I'm sure the real world is much safer with you gurus in charge.
You mean us anti-globalisation activists :)
> Timothy Murphy
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