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I use IDE RAID at home for my web/mail server. I have (2) 40GB IDE drives in
RAID 1 config. I'm going to be replacing them with (2) 120GB drives soon. I
Ware RAID controllers which work great under OpenBSD. They have 2/4/8 Channel
controllers so you can support up to 8 drives in RAID 0/1/5 configurations.
I also have a DDS-3 tape drive I backup to every night. On top of that,
my backup I generate a tar ball of my home directories and website into the
filesystem in case I screw something up and I need to replace it immediately.
lso use cvs so I if it's code I've screwed and I've committed my changes I
e cvs to back it out. All in all, the whole setup was inexpensive and as
redundant as I could possibly want personal stuff to be.
You might want to look into /altroot while you're waiting to get RAID. In the
end, RAID helps insure high availability, backups insure your data is there
when you need it.
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> I use OpenBSD 3.0 for a simple file server. I am looking for some
> basic advice reguarding an upgrade in progress. Currently, I have
> been using 2 hard drives in a box that has all my important
> information. One drive is for storage and the other is for backup.
> Basically I mirror the drives about once a week by hand. No, I am not
> nuts...lol, this solution is only temporary until I finish building my
> box. I plan on buying 2 more drives....which will make 4 IDE hard
> drives (WD 40g 7200) same size and model. Also 4 IDE 5 1/4 removable
> bays just to have a place to mount them in the box (these are
> relatively inexpensive). So the next step is to choose between a RAID
> controller dev or PCI IDE controller dev.
> 1.In your opinion, witch (of the two) would be the most practicle for
> some sort of automatic backup solution?
> 2.Is RAID going overboard or is the difference in the prices worth
> going ahead and buying a RAID controller card?
> 3.Is there any information of some importance that I may have left
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