[REVIEW] Drobo

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Fri Jan 30 11:25:54 GMT 2009

On 30 Jan 2009, at 10:10, Roger Burton West wrote:
> (Getting my "CD elimination server" up and running was a bog- 
> standard PC
> build, plus about ten minutes of reading mdadm documentation. I like
> mdadm. Even when it tickled an obscure kernel bug that made it look as
> though all the drives were failing at once, it managed to avoid losing
> any data.)

I've managed to lose data with md, but it does take a *lot* of effort  
and/or stupidity to do it. It involved USB drives and a particularly  
crazy configuration.

My favourite md-related misconfiguration - not one I've yet managed to  
do myself - is to configure a two-disk RAID1 set with one disk for  
data and one hot spare.

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