[Ardour-Users] Archive media

Jason Jones poeticintensity at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 13:30:48 PDT 2011

I'll follow up - I'm using Linux software-based RAID.  No hardware
controllers at all.


On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 2:30 PM, Jason Jones <poeticintensity at gmail.com>wrote:

> +1 for using RAID in a DAW.  I currently employ a simple RAID-1 for
> mirroring and protecting my DAW from hard drive failure, and I'm still able
> to record 9 simultaneous streams just fine.  Any other reason why using RAID
> in a DAW could be a bad idea?  I've only had good experience with it...
> --Jason
> www.advancedbudgetstudios.com
> On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Joe Hartley <jh at brainiac.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, 05 Oct 2011 18:52:07 +0200
>> Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net> wrote:
>> > PS: As Arnold mentioned, the other issue is, that you might be unable to
>> > set up a machine, that is able to interpreted an outdated code, even if
>> > all your backups are ok, you need to be able to read them!
>> Along these lines, beware of using RAID controllers built into the
>> motherboard unless you are absolutely certain you know how to rebuild
>> the RAID on another system.  I had a setup like that, and when the
>> mobo died, I found that the disks were absolutely unreadable on another
>> system with a newer controller from the same manufacturer.
>> After that experience (and thank $deity for a separate USB drive
>> for backups) I've always used the Linux software RAID tools.  I've
>> pulled off some tricky restorations when things have failed in that
>> environment.  I really don't want to get locked into proprietary
>> hardware issues again!
>> --
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>>       Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh at brainiac.com
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