Speaking of Raid 5

Brad Midgley bmidgley at xmission.com
Sat Nov 25 14:27:37 MST 2006


Sterling

double failures are rare, but the probability goes up as the ambient
temperature rises.

In any case, you need offsite backups to take care of
accidentally-deleted files and cascading failures (like a power supply
taking out the array)

Brad

> I just had TWO of the four hard drives in my Raid 5 array die today!
> 
> Now I need some help figuring out how to get my data back since I wasn't exactly counting on a double failure.
> 
> One of the SCSI drives sounds like two stones rubbing each other at 10k RPM. 
> The other just says "Media Error" from my Adaptec BIOS init.
> 
> Any ideas?



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