On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 16:14:47 -0500 "C. Ulrich" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I have had a dedicated file server on my home network for years. It > serves out files to clients on the network via SMB and HTTP. This > machine stores all of my permanent (and not so permanent) data and has > two large identical disks. Only the first is used. The other is used > strictly to back up the information on the first. A cron job runs a > script at 7AM every morning which powers up the backup disk, mounts > it, performs an incremental backup and then powers down the backup > disk again until the next morning.
So why not use a cheap IDE RAID controller and do RAID1 ? I think it would be much safer, and reduce the amount of time needed to restore the system once a hard drive fails. We use RAID1 with a spare drive on our web and email servers here, and there's no downtime each time a drive fails, having put all the drives on hot-swap bays on a promise fasttrack controller. Greetings -- Stucchi Massimiliano | Gruppo Utenti FreeBSD Italia WillyStudios.com | http://www.gufi.org [EMAIL PROTECTED] | [EMAIL PROTECTED] "People who make no mistakes do not usually make anything"
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