Originally Posted by axipher
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb
You sir deserve a boot to the head.
Silly Storage Noobs....
I like my Raid 6 with 8 3 TB drives. I just set up a main partition and a back-up partition on it so that I have double back-up on it.
Amazing! I can't even finish typing my previous post (yes, I type slowly; I have learning disabilities) and someone jumps in with a post to back up a sentence in my previous post (Sadly, many, if not most, otherwise very knowledgeable people (including geeks who should know better) do not understand how vital proper backups are or even know what is needed for a proper backup
Originally Posted by fragamemnon
What? Why would you back up your RAIDed partition on a cloned partition on the same array?
Exactly! axipher doesn't state if his RAID 6 is in his computer itself or in a NAS but, what he described is essentially a clumsy nested RAID. Putting a backup on the same machine that is being backed up is still leaving data exposed to theft, current surges and voltage spikes (surge arrestors, while certainly better than nothing, can and do fail) that blow out all the drives, etc., malware infections, theft, fire, flood, and other natural (and unnatural) disasters, etc. However, what do I know? I worked in warehousing half of my life, spending more time driving forklifts and cranes than driving computers (actually, we didn't even have access to computers for much of the time) so, rather than trust me, click on the first link in my sig below and read what Sean Webster, who makes a living working with HDDs, SSDs, etc. and is considered OCN's resident drive guru (our beloved Xebbie is right up there with him) has to say about it.