Top Ten RAID Tips

This series of tips covers the entire lifecycle of a RAID, from planning, through the implememntation, to the ultimate failure, and possible recovery. The first version was published as a series of blog posts on Data Recovery Weekly, but was since then expanded into the following list of tips:

  1. Getting your requirements straight
  2. The RAID triangle
  3. Do you really need RAID 0?
  4. RAID 5 vs. RAID 6
  5. Hot spares
  6. Software RAID is not dead
  7. Test your RAID
  8. Prevention I - Backup often
  9. Prevention II - Monitor RAID performance
  10. Recover RAID

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