ME: Right, time to get working on a second draft of this important paper.
COMPUTER: BWAHAHA! DISK ERROR! I no longer boot!
ME: Dang, good thing I have four backups of that stuff.
COMPUTER: THAT'S RIGHT, KNEE- wait, what?
ME: And this computer has my home directory on a RAID1, so I don't need them.
COMPUTER: ... Who does that?!
ME: Maybe I'll use this as an excuse to switch back to Debian. I bet I can work on the paper during the install.
COMPUTER: I need to up my game.
@hjhornbeck I had the same reaction "who does that?" ☺. I should learn how to do this some time.
You should, it practically guarantees you'll never loose data. The best route is:
* Put the OS on a non-RAID drive.
* Use the software RAID that comes with your OS.
* Buy a HDD caddy so you can periodically swap one drive out, without cracking the case.
* Store that extra drive in a different building.
One time I had two drives fail on me almost simultaneously, yet I never lost any data. This setup is worth the cost/hassle.
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