Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/07/21

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Subject: [Leica] World of pain
From: afirkin at (afirkin at
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 06:18:35 -0400
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> I know that everyone loves the concept of Raid Arrays....
> But a simple question.....
> Why use RAID HDD?  Why not simply buy a "few" external USB/Firwire HDD and
> every night arrange for them to make incremental backups automatically?
> They are available up to 2TB, cost about $100-200 each, and seem to be as
> reliable as in-computer HDD.
> Use 3 of them.. with every day another drive gets backed up, the other 2
> being 1 or 2 days old in you have a laddered backup strategy,
> and quadruple redundancy.
> ????

I used the RAID, because it seemed "simple". Connect the drive, copy
images to one and it is mirrored to another. Sadly, I did not "fully"
understand how that mirroring worked. Still not "clear", but in
"principle" it seemed a good idea ;-)



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