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RAID 1

by Dumber100 / November 16, 2012 9:25 AM PST

I have a RAID 1 configuration on my Dell. Does anyone know if this is compatible with online backup/mirror image services such as Carbonite? (The tech at Carbonite didn't know, told me I'd just have to try it.)

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Yes. Should be fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 16, 2012 1:52 PM PST
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Since Carbonite runs after Windows and drivers load your files can be backed up. However that's not "backup" in the strictest sense since to reach a true state of backup we never have less than 2 copies at any time. Let's say you only use Carbonite and you lose your PC. Your files are now hostage and subject to any issue/problem without any other backups.

RAID 1 was great for gamers but I wonder at times.
Bob

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by Dumber100 / November 16, 2012 11:18 PM PST
In reply to: Yes. Should be fine.

Thanks for the help. I also have an external hard drive to which I back up important files, and periodically back them up to CDs as well. I was primarily interested in Carbonite (or a similar service) for the mirror image backup feature so that I wouldn't have to reload all of my programs in the event of a crash. Some kind of "in the cloud" backup makes sense in case of a fire, etc.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2012 1:34 AM PST
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My backups today are now a few externals, some optical media, cloud and finally another copy of the things I hold dear. My photo collection and works in progress fit easily on a memory stick so if fire, flood or such happens I have a chance to grab and go.
Bob

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