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Re: New Debian net install on a SATA server?

RAID != Backup!!!

RAID = if you write bad data to one disk, you get it everywhere.

Backup = If you write bad data to a disk, you can roll back to it.

Nate Duehr, nate@natetech.com

On Aug 23, 2004, at 7:07 AM, Volker Tanger wrote:

On Mon, 23 Aug 2004 07:00:37 -0500 "Penbrock" <penbrock@penbrock.com>
	For backups is RAID the best way to go? For this server it is
	more important to be able to restore the data then to have the
	system back up and running in seconds. I hear allot of people
	saying to just make the second drive an image of the first and
	then run an hourly cron job to copy the/home/ directories?

yes - best locally *AND* to "warm standby" backup servers (placed at
different locations spread over the campus) that is mirroring the data
and performing its own backup.

See http://www.mikerubel.org/computers/rsync_snapshots/ for ideas of
HD-based backup/mirror.


Volker Tanger
ITK Security

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