Question to #homelab folks or anyone with #raid experience: does it make sense to use raid (hardware or software) in a homelab setup? Or instead, put the parity disks to either extra data or backup? The way I see it, raid is mostly good for staying up when a disk is broken. If something breaks in my personal setup, I'll just pause everything and get to work, I don't need 99.95% uptime.
So instead of having raid + backup, invest all in backup and just replace the faulty disk.
@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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