Hosting again

Chris Benson chrisb at
Sun Nov 4 23:04:27 GMT 2007

On Sun, Nov 04, 2007 at 09:45:19PM +0000, Dean Wilson wrote:
> Backups. RAID is nice, but a tested backup and restore procedure is far
> sweeter.


2 disks* in my home media library RAID5 array have not been recognised by
any controllers since a powercut last week :-(

Nearly 1TB of data "we don't need to backup because we've got the
originals" ... 

Except now we're going to be dependent on
until I can re-rip our music -- which is currently in storage while I
renovate/decorate the sitting room.

One silver lining is that I have permission to spend "whatever it
takes to prevent this happening again ... within reason!".

Another is that with 1TB disks now under gbp200, it will be a lot
cheaper to setup a backup system -- if I ignore the cost of the few
hundred hours of my time.

* The only two Maxtor drives in the array.
Chris Benson

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