Re: [patch] document flash/RAID dangers

From: Alan Cox
Date: Wed Aug 26 2009 - 09:46:19 EST

> The issues being raised here are not specific to extX, MD RAID, or Linux
> at all; they are problems with non-"enterprise-class" RAID setups.
> There's a reason enterprise-class RAID costs a lot more money than the
> card you can pick up at Fry's.

And you will still need backups ;)

A long time ago I worked on a fault tolerant news server with dual
alphaserver boxes and a shared disk array. A power system failure took
out both the alpha boxes and the disk controllers and all the disks.

Fortunately it was a news server so you just had to wait a week ..

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