[CentOS] CentOS Server Backup Options

Wed Mar 14 04:17:43 UTC 2012
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 03/13/12 7:05 PM, Nataraj wrote:
> 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.

on the other hand, the vibration and shock of transport is more likely 
to make a drive fail, so its all a tradeoff.

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