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Re: Error On Raid, Not Sure What To Do
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2018, 12:30:22 pm »

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Re: Error On Raid, Not Sure What To Do
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2018, 12:53:49 pm »
Okay, thanks!  I would assume if there are mirrors of each other in the same enclosure they both have had the same cycles.  Safest to replace both and move on is my guess.

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Re: Error On Raid, Not Sure What To Do
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2018, 12:59:26 pm »
Just to be safe.  That's $120 for peace of mind, eh?

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Re: Error On Raid, Not Sure What To Do
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2018, 02:51:47 am »
Unless there is an error on the other disk i wouldn't replace it, just make sure you have a backup in place.
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Re: Error On Raid, Not Sure What To Do
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2018, 07:24:15 am »
I get you.  So, one bad sector on the one drive is really not that bad anyhow?  I am replacing it but just asking. 

What would constitute a good back-up?  Buy a USB drive that plugs into the NAS and backs up weekly?  Just want to make sure I employ the right strategy.

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Re: Error On Raid, Not Sure What To Do
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2018, 09:07:09 am »
Like something like this that I can plug into my NAS and have it back-up weekly to it?

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2F83426457&cm_re=usb_backup-_-22-165-440-_-Product

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Re: Error On Raid, Not Sure What To Do
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2018, 01:19:06 pm »
I get you.  But conceptually that is what I need to do to have a good back-up?

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Re: Error On Raid, Not Sure What To Do
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2018, 04:43:27 am »
I get you.  But conceptually that is what I need to do to have a good back-up?

Correct.
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Re: Error On Raid, Not Sure What To Do
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2018, 01:29:18 pm »
Thank you so much.  Rebuilding the array now on the new drive.

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Re: Error On Raid, Not Sure What To Do
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2018, 06:06:57 pm »
Disk 2 just gave me the same error.  Time to replace that one now.

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Re: Error On Raid, Not Sure What To Do
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2018, 06:12:28 am »
create a backup immediately!

Exactly. RAID is not a backup and it is always possible that for any one of a catalogue of reasons (e.g. virus, RAID controller corruption, both drives failing, theft, fire, stupidity - need I go on?) you can lose the data. ALWAYS take regular backups and store the drive in a safe place, preferably offsite.

And most importantly for now, take a backup before attempting to replace the failed drive, even if it's just your most important data to a desktop or laptop.

Edit: Oops, I've just noticed that the original drive failure was in May so my warnings were a I'm a bit late for that one. My backup comments are no less relevant now though...
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