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Old 21-01-2017, 09:40 PM   #8
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Re: Backups

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Originally Posted by relic View Post
Yep I have a striped RAID drive setup.
Striping is RAID0, which means if one drive goes everything is lost. It's usually used for speed and pooling drives together, not for reliable uptime. Is it maybe mirroring between the drives (RAID1)?

If it's RAID1, that's not really a backup, but it's better than nothing. It works in realtime, so if you delete a file it also deletes the mirrored copy. It's also really susceptible to corruption or infection, as those problems get mirrored right over to the other drive. It is good if one drive dies, as you can use or restore from the other one.

If you're actually using RAID0, you really need some sort of backup in place, because one thing goes wrong and everything bites the dust.
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