@yarmo I started using RAID on home workstation / lab machines after a couple of disk failures, as it was annoying spending the time to recover it all twice. I had a fairly complex virtual cluster for experimenting on and some other things which were a pain to recover. Guess it depends on how long it’d take you to recover from backup, and how much it’s worth to avoid that.
@yarmo of course since I started using RAID sets I haven’t had a single disk fail (6 yr and 2yr old drives in 2 arrays)... so I’ve not really saved any time by having the RAID heh.
@yarmo that said, having raid in a home lab was great for playing with breaking and recovering things. Which certainly made me happier dealing with things at work.
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