[LAU] New workstation | DAW pc
folderol at ukfsn.org
Sat Sep 11 16:25:07 UTC 2010
On Sat, 11 Sep 2010 09:12:52 -0700
Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 8:55 AM, Ivan Tarozzi <itarozzi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Il giorno sab, 11/09/2010 alle 15.12 +0200, Kjetil S. Matheussen ha
> > scritto:
> > [cut]
> >> > True, but how do you backup your stuff?
> >> Oh, I don't. :-) When using plain ext2/3/4 file systems you
> >> receive hints (strange pauses, eventually a random file is
> >> corrupted) that something is wrong long before everything is lost.
> >> I've never lost anything important, but have replaced
> >> my HD many times.
> > I think you are very lucky :)
> > Few month ago my mediacenter broke the HD (ext3) and without backups i
> > lost serveral Gig of data :(
> > Now I use a RAID1 and it saved me once (because power supply problem in
> > 1 of the disk).
> > And now is simple tu install a software raid in a Linux box.
> > Another situation where (incremental) backup is important is when you
> > make a change of a project and you want to return to previous version.
> > So I think RAID1 + backup is the best choice :)
> > Ivan
> +++++ actual physical backups.
> No disk system is enough. Not journals on single disks. Not RAID. Not
> RAID with journals. Backups are key, and maybe MORE important than
> backups is actually testing that restoring from backups actually
> works. It's good to keep one junkie old computer around and make sure
> that backups can be restored on a machine that's never seen them. In
> the last 15 or 20 years I've lost 3 machines to catastrophic failure.
> Making sure I had restorable backups was key to the data I saved and
> key to the data I lost.
> RAID for dummies like me cannot get much easier than mdadm.
> - Mark
If you've ever been unfortunate enough to have a house fire or burglary
- I've had both :( - you'll also appreciate the wisdom of keeping a
copy of your really important stuff off-site.
Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.
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