>> > The chances of a total disk failure are negligible in my experience
>> > (especially with SCSI disks).
>>>> Your experience is lacking then. :)
>> Well, it;s quite lengthy, at any rate.
>> I've been running computers at home for about 20 years,
> and in that time I have never had a total hard disk failure,
> by which I mean a hard disk failure without warning
> in which it was impossible to recover the data (or 99% of it).
Congratulations, on being lucky.
I'm sure British Railways said in the past 'Well I've been on a train for
years, and I have never experienced a crash', this is not sufficient
evidence or reason not to ignore safety/precaution.
I think the arguement of "well it never happened to me" is a bit naive to
say the least, the sort of thing kids tell their parents when the parents
say don't run across the road without looking or a car may knock you down
I believe this to be a huge problem in current the current IT industry,
companies, and admins I find tend to be naive, especially in the bigger
companies. They will be anally retentive about the most pointless
irrevelent things, while they'll take no notice of _basic_ procedure which
should be followed/implemented.
Sean O Sullivan,
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