Thoughts -> Re: classiccmp server

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Mon Oct 4 15:31:30 2004

> >Hmm. I wonder how feasible it would be to place two sets of disparate
> >platters inside a single 3.5" form factor drive and have mirroring or RAID
> >handled internally.

On Mon, 4 Oct 2004, John Foust wrote:
> The point of RAID is to save your data when a drive fails.
> If the logic board goes, or especially the motor fails,
> you're out of luck.

I agree, the slight increase in complexity of two physical drives
is vastly offset by the increase in reliability. YOu have to look at
what fails -- and it's the rotating junk that dies, not as often the

For classicmp, how about off-machine rsync copies?

Even a simplistic 2nd internal drive and a cron rsync drive 1
to drive 2 gets you a lot of results for little effort.

Personally, I'd go RAID5 and a second machine outside the datacenter both.
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