software raid

Phillip Susi psusi at
Wed Mar 22 21:47:25 UTC 2006

Kent Borg wrote:
> Is it?  The purpose of raid is to survive a disk dying.  When is the
> disk going to die?  Possibly when the computer is running, in which
> case having the swap on raid 1 means you don't have to crash.

I suppose that is true; if the disk craps out then you would have some 
programs crash without the raid1.  Typically though, disks crap out on 
spin up, not while running, and a crash isn't a big deal as long as your 
data is still intact. 

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