[conspire] Backup

Paul Reiber reiber at gmail.com
Sun Feb 4 21:36:56 PST 2007

Roger - I'll concur with Nick's comments and add a few of my own.

Potential points of failure, and whether they affect both drives in
a "same box backup" solution:

- fire, earthquake, flood - yes
- power spike or brownout - yes
- power supply or MB failure - probably
- drive controller failure - probably
- vulnerability of being hacked - yes
- vulnerability of accidental human error - yes
- failure of one of the drives - no

You'll notice a boatload of "yes's" and "maybe's" - so
your BS detector is accurate, and your head's definitely
NOT in a FUD bucket.  I'm betting these guys don't have
environmental sensors on their rack either...


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