Automatic back up?

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inkedrose
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Just a question on setting up my system. Still in the process of building. But I was wondering if I could set up a RAID for automatic back up? As of right now I have: 128gb ssd(boot) 300gb (VelociRaptor) 1tb (for storage) 2 x 2tb I am wanting to set the 2tb drives in raid for 1(unless 0+1 would be better?) to use as an automatic back up for my entire system. I'm just wondering if it is possible and how?

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Yup, if you set the two drives to RAID1 it will mirror everything onto both drives. So if one dies, the other one will still have your files.

IMO this is a perfect form of a complete backup.

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Yeah, for RAID1 you never have to manually backup because everything you write it will do it twice but if one drive fails you will need to copy everything from the first drive to the next.

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awesome, thanks!

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I used to do a raid 1 before....for the same purpose of not loosing my data....but hard drives now adays are made better and tend to have a less factor of going bad on you.

I recommend going raid 0 for speed. The problem here is that you can not ghost or clone a raid configuration.


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inkedrose
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cvasquez wrote:I used to do a raid 1 before....for the same purpose of not loosing my data....but hard drives now adays are made better and tend to have a less factor of going bad on you.

I recommend going raid 0 for speed. The problem here is that you can not ghost or clone a raid configuration.

I had thought about that. But R0 has no real benefit for me as the drives wouldn't be uses as much as boot and gaming drives

cvasquez
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Well if you are going SAS on the drive no need to worry about going raid at all.
Going SAS is the optimum speed for any hungry app or pc today. Issue is that they are still very expensive.

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if you have a sepaterate system left you can do a "freenas setup" with active sync it is easy to use and it will backup automaticly everything on your pc if you decide to do that of course i hope it helped you

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I am going SAS on my next system build.
Right now prepping to see what I should get for Christmas.
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