Recommendations for long term storage: RAID or ??

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Chris Noble
Chris Noble Veteran Member • Posts: 3,449
A few corrected things

afterburn wrote:

RAID is not backup.

Wrong. Many backup systems, on-premise and in the Cloud, are set up as RAIDs.

RAID is just a technology that can be used to mitigate the risk of data loss caused by hardware failures of physical storage devices aka harddisks.

Your convoluted sentence can be replaced by the word "redundant". And it's not just that; some RAID schemes provide redundancy, but some provide faster I/O.

With that out of the way,


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