2540 foul up

jason andrade jason at rtfmconsult.com
Mon Oct 13 19:29:01 CDT 2003


On Tue, 14 Oct 2003, mr. snow wrote:

> oh dear . i was simply trying to test to see if the machine would boot
> with a drive missing . and also attempting to see if it would be a good
> way to create a live backup of the system .

yes it can.  and yes you can perform a live backup of the system in this
way but it might not be a good backup (if you have a DB that has open
files or a similar situation then what state is that file in when you
pull the drive out?).  this backup works best for a static file situation.

the key is to remember that the 2450 (and i would say all of the others)
supports a _warm_ swap, not a _hot_ swap drive replacement (whatever the
docs might say) and as long as you work with that you'll have few(er)
problems.

cheers,

-jason




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