Gabriel Sean Farrell on 5 May 2008 14:38:09 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] RAID @ Home (was "Saving data from a precarious drive")

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 04:02:51PM -0400, JP Vossen wrote:
> > Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 14:59:00 -0400
> > From: "Brian Vagnoni" <>
> > Subject: Re: [PLUG] Saving data from a precarious drive
> [...]
> > Consider doing raid 5 in the future on valuable data as it sure beats recovery.
> You know, I used to say that too.  I will not say that's wrong, because 
> it's not.  But you know, for home or low budget use, I have some thoughts...
> 1) I've had two "catastrophic" disk failures where I lost the contents 
> of the disks in the past 8 years or so.  *Both* were **caused** by my 
> RAID5 controller!!!  (Dell CERC EIDE, i.e. rebadged Megaraid.  Yes, I 
> know it's an el-cheapo unit.  Home/low budget, remember? :)

Picking up this thread a bit late, sorry, but thought I'd mention I've
been doing something like the method described in this post by jwz about
backups [1].  I'm pretty happy with a nightly rsync for non-production

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