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    Disk sync... ??? anyone using it

    anyone know if there is a program that will allow the primary HD to mirror itself to the secondary backup drive? complete sync, so if something happens to the primary a quick DC drive swap would bring the server back online with in the matter of mins with all data intact.

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    You can make use of raid 1 concept [Mirror concept] and there is a tool called mdadm available for linux to configure raid.
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    where would i find a guide to Raid 1 concept?

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    there are lots of tutorial out there and I was't able to list you all out, but doing a google with raid 1 linux windows will show you the results :

    http://willert.dk/geek/raid.html

    http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/5653

    http://unthought.net/Software-RAID.H...AID.HOWTO.html

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    i don't have a raid HD just an E-IDE

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    Originally posted by acctman
    i don't have a raid HD just an E-IDE

    You let the OS do the work, this is called software RAID. Google will help you. Try to get the same model disk for the mirror, or one with more disk space.

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    if you want slower sync system you might want to look at rsync

    but RAID is waaaaaaaay better than rsync both hardware or software RAID
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    how about this, this looks promising http://www.nongnu.org/rdiff-backup/

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    I am not sure if you have seen this yet but The Planet offers something called 'disksync' which looks pretty interesting, I have it on a server but I am yet to get the time to mess around with it. I believe it is included with all Total Control servers.. This may be helpful if you havea server with them or are still looking for a server.

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    i have an unmetered server with servermatrix which is apart of ThePlanet i wonder if that is considered a Total Control server

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