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The folly of big hard drives

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The folly of big hard drives

Post by magnet » Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:27 pm

So... My Windoze server blue-screened on me and took out one of the hard-drives in the soft-raid array where all my recordings and what not live. This is a 12TB array, so lots of data vanished. Mild panic ensues. :shock:

After much faffing and I've established that the data is probably all okay, but the partition table on that drive was AWOL. The brilliant and free Partition Assistant has just sorted that, so now I just need to wait for FlexRAID to do lots of complicated maths (15 hours!) and then all should be well. Phew.

But wait, there's more.

In the process of this I discovered that my server hasn't successfully completed it's scheduled back up or parity jobs since some time in July, which is rather sobering. I have just dodged an almighty bullet. :roll: Kids. Make sure that you make regular backups and that you can actually restore from them. :!:
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