So, recently one of the drives in my raid 1 setup (mirror) died and I had the pleasure of finding a new drive to replace it. Luckily I had thought ahead and I had a “spare” drive handy. The drive that died is supposedly under warranty so hopefully I can get an RMA and I won’t be down a drive. Its a Segate which i believes comes with a 3 year warranty. The nice thing about the mirrored raid 1 setup is the ease of drive replacement. The down side is, no real redundancy that you can seriously count on.
Here’s a quick and dirty guide to rebuilding a broken mirror:
I plan on possibly upgrading my raid array from 200 gigs to something a bit beefier and moving to raid 5. I as yet don’t know how to approach that however: how many disks is best, what sizes of disks, how many controllers will i need, etc.
Also I am thinking about setting up an offsite rsync of my storage server so at least if my raid setup gets borked, I at minimum have some backups. I’ll do some testing this weekend and hopefully I can come up with something that works.