On Tuesday 13 July 2004 12:42, Conor Wynne wrote:
> > Reading about all the problems with RAID,
> > I wonder why people bother with it?
> > Is it worth the hassle?
>> No, DATA is not important. Especially not financial records and databases
> running company backbones.
I'll try to remember that when I am put in charge of AIB's databases.
> I'm sure you see no requirement for redundancy/backup of complex
> mathematical formulae and stuff :--)
Personally I just rsync to an ancient (PII) machine with a large disk.
The chances of a total disk failure are negligible in my experience
(especially with SCSI disks).
I'd actually be more worried about 2 disks on the same machine
being struck by lightning, pee-ed on by the cat, etc.
To me RAID is like having an artificial heart in case you have a heart attack.
But I'm sure the real world is much safer with you gurus in charge.
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