[OT] Useable BIOS RAID 1 on the cheap?

Dirk Koopman djk at tobit.co.uk
Wed Jan 18 12:22:37 GMT 2006

On Wed, 2006-01-18 at 10:44 +0000, Roger Horne wrote:
> On Wed 18 Jan, Jacqui Caren wrote:
> > Taking a poll - do people here leave (home/desk) machines running 24x7 
> > or do they power down when done for the day.
> I work a lot from home and have my personal home and work machies VPN'ed and
> leave them all on the whole time. I keep all my work files on the work
> machine, backing it up onto a home machine using snapback (from CPAN).
> Someone the other day was asking whether people had any subjects that they
> would like discussed at a tech meet. Is all this suitable? ie the
> advantages/disadvantages of RAID and its comparison with software backups
> using snapback/rsnapshot (and the differences between those two) onto a
> completely separate machine(s).
> Some of us non-hardware-techies might also be interested in learning the
> advantages (if any) in relation to Perl of "modern" hardware including 64
> bit multiple cores etc.

I might even be persuaded to volunteer for such a (lightning) talk...


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