[kwlug-disc] RAID solutions

John Van Ostrand john at netdirect.ca
Wed Mar 3 15:55:52 EST 2010

----- "Chris Irwin" <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:
> Luckily, I don't think anybody here has suggested RAID is a
> substitute
> for backups. As you said, RAID does not protect data.
> RAID only hides disk failure (or in Richard's case, emphasizes it),
> avoiding downtime and the need to go for your actual offsite volumed
> backups that we all have.

When using Linux RAID one should take the time to configure mdmonitor so that failed raid sets generate an email.

Also smartd can be configured to do similar, except it will send a message prior to failure of a disk.

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