[TriLUG] Linux hard drive questions
porter at trilug.org
Mon Aug 18 13:44:41 EDT 2008
> That mhddfs sounds very interesting, but since I've already spent a ton of
> time backing up my files, I think I will just use LVM :) Plus, LVM has been
> around a while and is obviously less prone to problems. Not that I don't
> trust this new mhddfs, but if something goes bad.. file systems are not a
> good thing to lose.
Actually, something like mhddfs (if it's the one I am thinking about,
which merges two stand-alone filesystems into one) might be LESS error
prone than LVM. That is, if one disk goes belly-up, you lose the entire
LVM. If one disk of a mhddfs system foes belly-up, then you MAY still
have the contents of the other disk intact.
That being said, I would opt for LVM as well, because that's what I want
to know more about.
And then, I would set up a second PC (a junker, probably) with more disk
space than your first one, and do backups using rsync or BackupPC.
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