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Old 4th August 2006, 12:48 PM
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Which is best HDD mirroring/imaging

hi.
I have a situation, when my data is kept on one 200 GB Sata drive. I bought the same model HDD 200 GB Sata and want to make that drive A mirrors itself to drive B automatcially or by hand every friday.

So if somebody steals/burns my drive A, I have drive B with the same configuration with data delay for maximum one week (because I hard copy them every friday). And I can insert drive B into box and working further on. Need to say that drive B is not installed yet.

What should I use and install?
any suggestions.

thanks.
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Old 4th August 2006, 01:06 PM
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acronis true image

or raid 5
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Old 4th August 2006, 01:10 PM
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RAID 5 rocks. Try for a hardware solution...
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Old 4th August 2006, 01:39 PM
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1. yum install *acronis* gives me nothing
2. yum install *raid* dmraid-devel and raidem


these are ok?
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Old 4th August 2006, 03:46 PM
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Acronis is a commerical app, not found in yum.

Do a search for Raid or mirror, there are plenty of posts on it that should help you.
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Old 5th August 2006, 09:32 PM
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You may read about Acronis True Image at
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing...cts/trueimage/
Note, it installs on Windows OS (they have Linux version but it much expensive), so you should create a bootable CD (it's linux based), boot your computer via created CD and then clone your drive.
Don't think that RAID5 is a best solution for home user :-D
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Old 7th August 2006, 02:12 PM
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Can I have RAID1 and will it be possible to take off the HDD and store somewhere else out off office.
I understand that I need disk mirroring and nothing else (not stripping, not rsync because I use it already for data backups, and not simultaneous writing to 2 hdd) but in this case I need save configuration of FC5 on another hard disk. Im really new to all backups and file copying.

And one more question, with what and how to start?
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Old 7th August 2006, 05:49 PM
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Can I have RAID1 and will it be possible to take off the HDD and store somewhere else out off office.
if you want an off-site backup then RAID is not what you are looking for. Much easier to get an external USB drive cp all of your current disk and then put the external drive somewhere safe.
repeat this process at regular intervals.
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Old 9th August 2006, 07:14 AM
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Ok. But if I wanna change Hdd, it will be necessary that system is not on the USB disk, but on the normal Hdd (which is the same as the firs hdd) and I can easily plug it in in the place of first Hdd and all the system will be working and all the configuration will be fine.

Because in my case I need keep configuration of system not data. And configuration is not changed for months. But data are changed and so data I backup with rsync every day.
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