[CentOS] CentOS Server Backup Options

Tilman Schmidt t.schmidt at phoenixsoftware.de
Wed Mar 14 18:27:13 EDT 2012


Am 14.03.2012 03:05, schrieb Nataraj:
> I would have to dig up some references, but I have read some articles
> that claim that the reliability of a drive that is in full time
> operation in a server, running 24hrs/day and maybe even seeking under
> heavy load is way different than a drive that you run for a day or two
> and then it sits in an environmentally controlled storage, powered down
> for most of its lifetime.  At least from what I read, the failure rate
> is much lower for the same drive used under the later conditions.

OTOH I remember reports about drives failing to start after having been
powered off for extended time periods. Something about heads sticking to
platters or somesuch. Though I don't know if that information still
applies to current drive technologies.

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