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From: Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Safeguarding strategies against SSD data loss
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:24:51
1 I'm starting a new thread so as to not hijack the one about alternative
2 kernels, but continue with something Volker raised.
4 On Sunday 26 Oct 2014 23:25:50 Volker Armin Hemmann wrote:
6 > as others have written already: ssd.
7 >
8 > With a caveat: if an ssd dies, it will die suddenly. Without a warning.
9 > Usually 5 minutes before the start of your weekly or monthly backup run.
10 > And that is first hand experience.
12 I haven't yet started using SSD and have wondered what sort of a system should
13 I set up to guard against such instantaneous catastrophic failures. I am
14 interested to hear what strategies people deploy to avoid data loss with SSDs,
15 especially on laptops that don't have the luxury of raid redundancy.
17 With spinning drives I use tar and rsync at regular intervals. There have
18 been a few rare cases where a drive failed without prior notice - the last one
19 after a reboot. In such cases I am prepared to live with the risk of some
20 data loss, on machines where raid is not an option.
22 --
23 Regards,
24 Mick


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Re: [gentoo-user] Safeguarding strategies against SSD data loss Alec Ten Harmsel <alec@××××××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Safeguarding strategies against SSD data loss Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Safeguarding strategies against SSD data loss Philip Webb <purslow@××××××××.net>