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Re: Raid one



Tim wrote:
On Tue, 2007-08-14 at 17:37 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
I am beginning to wonder if raid-1 is what I need.

RAID is generally used because of a need, rather than simply because you
can do it.  Of course, if you're doing this as a learning exercise,
that's another matter.

Some benefits of RAID, depending on the type, *can* be faster access to
data spread over more than one drive (though your current system might
be more than fast enough, making this pointless), or having a spare
drive that *can* let you keep on working when one drive has failed
(mirroring - useful for servers, probably less important for stand alone
client machines in the home), or increased storage space by using an
array of drives as if they were one big one (which can also be done
using LVM).

No my need is to have a backup in case this hard drive quits working. I can do this with rsync. But I am getting the data needed to make a raid-1 and it would be fun to make one just for the experience :-)



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