[CentOS] Re: How to test RAID-5

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Mar 9 19:06:29 UTC 2006

Jeffrey Tadlock spake the following on 3/9/2006 5:41 AM:
> Nick wrote:
>>  If two disks
>> die at the same time kiss all your data good bye (although this is a
>> pretty rare scenario)
> Just had this happen last week!  First time in a long, long time though,
> so I certainly agree with it being a rare scenario.
> /jt
Usually happens with some sort of electrical surge, fire, flood, stupid
mistake, or other such catastrophy. Raid does not remove the need for backups,
it just makes the system more reliable.
If your server room bursts into flames, no amount of raid, short of some kind
of mirror over iscsi or drbd to a server in another physical location would
save you then.

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