[mythtv-users] Re: RAID5 ATA IDE hardware card recommendations for mythbackend machine

Bryan Brannigan bryan.brannigan at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 21:18:04 UTC 2004

Of course in a situation like this, copying 1TB of data to an external
hard drive is nearly impossible.  Then again, losing this data is
mearly an inconvienience not a money loser.

On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 15:10:37 -0500, Anthony Vito <anthony.vito at gmail.com> wrote:
> > All of this was prompted because we just had an HDD failure and lost
> > about a month's worth of unarchived baby pictures; redundancy is the
> > primary issue.
> For the last time... RAID is _NOT_ a backup solution. It's a data
> visibility solution. RAID allow the computer to keep on working even
> if one of the drive dies. Yes, you get redundancy, but other HUGE
> problems of data loss still exisit.
> 1) What do you do when you accidentally delete something important?..(
> rm -rf * ... DOH ).. It's gone on all the disks with no way to get it
> back except a slim slim chance with some recovery software.
> 2) What if a program corrupts a file, or a set off files? They get
> messup on the whole RAID array. That "program" could be a malicious
> virus.
> RAID is nice for companies where a server going down means losing
> money and time. For the average home user, a nice automated daily
> backup plan is the best medicine. An external harddrive in an
> enclosure is a great way to accomplish this.
> ( NOTE: both problems above can be solved by using a concurrent
> versioning system such as CVS or subversion to store all your files...
> but is kindof annoying to deal with all the time )
> --
> Anthony Vito
> anthony.vito at gmail.com
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