[Dirvish] Backup Drive Failure

madworm_de.dirvish at spitzenpfeil.org madworm_de.dirvish at spitzenpfeil.org
Thu Nov 4 17:43:01 UTC 2010

On 04.11.2010 18:26, Paul Slootman wrote:
> On Thu 04 Nov 2010, Rich Shepard wrote:
>>     Good local vendors are worth the higher prices we pay because the service
>> can be outstanding.
'can' is such a devilish little word. I agree the service should be outstanding, but quite often it is not.
> I fully agree.
> About external drives: I have a 500GB WD MyBook drive, and a great
> feature is that the disk spins down if idle for more than 10 minutes or
> so. Because of that I don't bother turning it off if not using it for a
> day or so. Does anyone know enay other types that also do this?
> I do prefer having idle backup disks offline and totally disconnected
> though, as a switched off but connected drive _will_ die in case of e.g.
> a lightning strike near your house. Offsite backups are also good :-)
But _the one_ backup disk will be dead anyway, as soon as you really need it!
Keep it locked in an air conditioned bank vault? Doesn't matter.

Murphy's Law.


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