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Raid 0 backed up to raid 0?

I was thinking of getting multiple wd 6 or 8tb and putting them in a raid on one nas at the house for archiving and have a nother at my parents only turns on once a week to update the backup. Is this a good idea or there are far better options
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  1. That's actually not a bad idea, I run something similar with a RAID5 set here.

    I have a 10TB 5x2TB main dedicated CentOS NAS server, and in my main play rig I have a stripped down CentOS VM attached to 12TB 3x4TB. Every night at 1:30 it does an rsync. Yes, there are probably better options that everyone will tell me about (FreeNAS/ZFS etc) except none of this data is mission critical stuff - it's all just media files.

    If it were more mission critical I would go a different route, but for what I need/use it for - it's not a big deal.
  2. Also how can you test a drive before putting data on it I resantly got a wd blue non raid and it faild on me
  3. GraySenshi said:
    I was thinking of getting multiple wd 6 or 8tb and putting them in a raid on one nas at the house for archiving and have a nother at my parents only turns on once a week to update the backup. Is this a good idea or there are far better options


    I highly advise against using raid 0 for data storage as when 1 drive fails everything is gone. I recommend you either use raid 5 or other ways to backup your data.
  4. I was referring to the old drive originally I just went and got a extra wd blue no raid on that drive and it faild shortly after I was wondering how you could test a drive before you rely on it as a backup and find your backup was dead
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    One stress test I've heard of is doing a daily zero-fill for about a week and doing a health check afterwards. If a hard drive can withstand that torture test, it's most likely not going to fail once employed.
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