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Re: [tlug] Setting up a RAID 1 with Ubuntu (Was: Hard Drive Failure)

On Monday September 15 2008 05:00, Edward Middleton wrote:
>You are talking about the merits of backup versus raid.  This is
> pretty analogous to ABS breaks(raid) and airbags(backup).  ABS might
> stop you having an accident, airbags will lessen the impact.  If you
> have the option of both, which you do, you should do both.

You definitely want both if possible. RAID doesn't protect against user 
error, such as a stray "rm -f". Or from buggy software that corrupts 
data or other files. Backups do, assuming the problem is discovered 
before the backup media is reused.

Dan Ramaley                            Dial Center 118, Drake University
Network Programmer/Analyst             2407 Carpenter Ave
+1 515 271-4540                        Des Moines IA 50311 USA

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