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I'm currently in the process of building a server for a small business environment, and I'm wanting to try to stay away from having to do tape backup (if possible). I know RAID setup is much faster overall in terms of speed, and I'm looking a building it with one. I'm just not sure what to go with. I'm looking at a pair of Raptor 150's, but I'm not sure in which RAID setup to go with. Any recommendations or suggestions? Thanks, it's much appreciated.
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post #2 of 11
Raid 3 or 5 FTW! 1 would work to but thats kinda n00b
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post #3 of 11
you're gonna need more than 2 discs for a RAID array with redundancy that also adds speed...

I'd say RAID 5. But you'll want more than 2 discs for that....

get 4 or more, and then we're talking.
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post #4 of 11
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If I do 3 or 5, is it even necessary to have a tape backup? Also, the biggest thing that will be running is a database that everyone will be accessing. So, I need high throughput with exceptional reliability. I'm somewhat new to the whole idea of anything other than RAID 0, so I'm somewhat in the dark, but am doing a significant amount of research. Any websites/articles are greatly appreciated also. Thanks in advance.
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post #5 of 11
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Sideburns, I misspoke. I'm looking at 4 150 Raptor's, rather than just a pair. For some reason, I had a brain fart or something... I blame it on too much compressed air...
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post #6 of 11
well if your only using a 10/100 hub or switch on your network your limited by that anyway for speed and accessing the database over teh network
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post #7 of 11
Raid 3 only offers redundancy, which means that if any one disk fails your still good to go. just replace the disk and rebuild from the other 2. But 3 is slower than all other forms of raid or even one disk.
http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/perf/...eLevel3-c.html

Raid 5 is like raid 0 and 3 put together to get redundancy and striping which makes it teh uber.
http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/perf/...eLevel5-c.html
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post #8 of 11
The thing about a RAID file server is it isn't protected against viruses or a rogue employee deleting all the files on the server. Tapes being a form of off-line backup protect against those as well as fire if you take them offsite. If you're only worried about hardware failure, then RAID-5 or 6 will protect you just fine.
     
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by briank View Post
The thing about a RAID file server is it isn't protected against viruses or a rogue employee deleting all the files on the server. Tapes being a form of off-line backup protect against those as well as fire if you take them offsite. If you're only worried about hardware failure, then RAID-5 or 6 will protect you just fine.
He's got it.


You won't have to worry about drive failure, but foul play is still a factor.
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post #10 of 11
You have gotta have some kind of off site back up of mission critical data in case of fire if nothing else.
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