View Full Version : RAID 1 and Hot Swap Drives

8th September 2006, 10:31 PM
If I have 2 Hot-swappable drives that are mirrored, would it be safe to pull one out and take off site as an off site back-up? Is it feasible to do this on a nightly basis? Will I have problems with the RAID array trying to rebuild the drive every time its put back in?

8th September 2006, 11:20 PM
I wouldn't suggest pulling a drive on a daily basis. Each and every day the system will have to rebuild the entire array which will put load on the system.

Instead, I would attach a USB based external hard drive and just back up the data you are concerned about with something like rsync.