Gary Boland wrote:
> ...........OS partition. SSD with 2 partition that you could fail over to in
> the case of the OS partition going bananas. no need for swap partition on
> recent hardware with reasonable amounts of ram
SSD or USB stick as a backup of your OS is possibly an option, though I've
taken the option of creating a RAID1 across all disks for my operating system.
Means that any disk failure will result in no interruption whatsoever, and I
don't ever have to remember which disks my OS are one, since they are on all
If your data is important to you, use RAID6. With RAID5 and 6 x disks you
stand a very high chance of getting an unrecoverable read error on one of the
other disks during rebuild, with the potential that you lose ALL your data.
Check the statistical error rates of your disks, but consumer drives seem to
equate to about one unrecoverable read error for every 3TB worth of data (3
disks, in your case.) YMMV, and probably will, so please check independently
and for your own hardware.
Hope this helps.
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