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Because you can never be too safe - I am considering adding a RAID backup

1601 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 27, 2008 10:37 PM by Donald Kok RSS
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But I am not sure how and what to buy or do. As I understand it Apple quit selling their RAID arrays. Pretty pricey anyway. I have a 7 terabyte setup running under the Xserve-10.5.5, Intel (early). What I am wondering is what sort of drives do I get that add up to 7 tb and can I hook them to the existing Xserve and then teach the Xserve to back itself up once a week or so. Is this silly? Doable? Will I be writing a check that makes my hands shake and sweat appear on my forehead? We are a small company and as well as taking care of the Macs and Xserve I am an account exec, part time designer, etc. - so I can't handle an overly technical explanation.
So?
Xserve 7tb RAID Array, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Early Intel Xserve
  • Donald Kok Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)
    If you care about your data, a backup is a musthave!
    You need to think about this.
    + Can you afford to loose all your data? Or 6 days of work. Or one day of work.
    + If the system breaks while making a new backup, you still have nothing. So at least you need two backups. Or a backup system which writes only changes after the first backup.
    + How much time may it take, to retrieve the data.

    There are plenty of solutions for backup. You will have to delve in technical details, or have someone to do it for you.
    Basicaly you can backup on tape or disk. Each has its pro's and con's.

    You might invite some account managers for coffee.

    There are plenty of threads on this forum and xsanity.com

    Regards
    Donald
    Mac OS X (10.5.2)

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