> > As you with good memories know, I lost 3000 pictures of my first sons > first year this month. I did have a RAID-5 system with fresh disks, > however, shit happens and I have a feeling that this could have been > avoided if I read my log files better. >
As has been mentioned, if you have critical or irreplaceable data, back it up. If your partitions are too large for any backup system you can use, then make a scheme for breaking the data in to more manageable sized partitions - use more partitions and even more slices and disk devices if needed. Those huge raid partitions are nice for some things, but have their drawbacks. You can get backup devices - LTO and high end DLT that hold up to 160 or more uncompressed, so that is a good single sized partition. They are expensive, but not compared to losing your data. Also, you are supposed to be able to use more than one tape in a backup. I don't know how well that works in FreeBSD dump/restore. I don't have a big enough disk under FreeBSD to make it go to more than one tape yet. But, I have successfully dumped partitions that needed up to 10 DAT tapes before on other UNIX systems. ////jerry > So basically, > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"