[lug] writeable CD curiosity
jbs at quiotix.com
Wed Feb 11 18:07:18 MST 2004
D. Stimits wrote:
> Jeffrey Siegal wrote:
>> D. Stimits wrote:
>> > The other thing is a goal to remove all hard drives for reliability
>> > reasons.
>> I don't know the number but I would be very surprised if a CD-RW drive
>> weren't a lot less reliable than a hard drive.
> This is why I suggest something like a RAID 1 mirror between a ram
> partition and a CD-R or CD-RW. If power fails, the CD is the backup; if
> someone wants to change the CD, and keep it for rebuilding the logs on
> another machine or simply browsing it, this is also possible. Aside from
> power failure (I use an UPS), a ram partition plus a CD failing
> simultaneously is fairly low probability. Hot swap of the log medium.
I meant the drive itself (especially if it is being used a lot), which
would require shutting down the system for replacement. I assume by
reliability what you meant was the reliability of the system as a whole,
but maybe not.
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