[ILUG] OT: mirroring an external drive
conor.daly_ilug at cod.homelinux.org
Tue Aug 12 20:29:30 IST 2008
On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 01:33:07PM -0400 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Brendan Kehoe thought:
> I've got a Seagate 1TB Maxtor Central Axis external drive to do
> network-based backups of a bunch of things at home. My fear, of course,
> is having a single drive doing all of the work, with the single point of
> failure and all that.
A single backup drive is not a single point of failure. If the backup
drive fails, you still have your running machines. Just go get a new
backup drive and start again. Nothing lost.
Assuming of course that you do an occasional restore test...
Conor Daly <conor.daly at cod.homelinux.org>
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