[mythtv-users] warning for anyone with western digital green drives
jam at tigger.ws
Fri Feb 17 07:10:29 UTC 2012
On 17/02/2012, at 10:58 AM, mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org wrote:
>> As a general rule of thumb, that's just a bad idea. Your backups should
>> be as far away from the original as possible.
> I disagree with this over-generalization.
>> Your backups should be able
>> to survive whatever misfortune causes your originals to become unavailable.
> Again, an over-generalization.
> Your backups only need to be as isolated as the circumstances you are
> trying to mitigate require.
> If I'm just trying to mitigate a fat-finger rm, then having the backup
> on the same machine is fine. If I'm trying to mitigate a hardware
> failure then I need to have the backups on a different machine (but same
> room is still fine). If I am trying to mitigate a site disaster (house
> burns down or floods) then I need to have backups off-site. Etc.
> This is all really pretty common-sense once you sit down and think about
> it. The point is though, to sit down and think about exactly what you
> are trying to mitigate and how much you are willing to spend doing it.
Perhaps in your over general bashing you should consider
the Seagate 'more than just an interface' paper
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