RAID 1 and Recycle Bin?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Network Storage Devices' started by TomOviedo, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. TomOviedo

    TomOviedo Networkin' Nut Member

    Hi, I have the Linksys NAS 200 set as RAID 1 to archive older files, mostly years of photos, that don't fit on our hard drives or don't really need readily. I like that there are two copies in case one drive fails. Just realized that there's no protection against an errant press of the delete button. Or is there? Any suggestions?

    I tried setting permissions in Windows 7 (Pro 64 bit) and in the Linksys NAS Control Panel to deny myself delete ability. No dice. A test file and folder went down in flames.

    Best I can think of is make it RAID 0, with one drive being my archive drive and the other being backup to the archive drive. I can unplug the backup drive, protecting it from stupidity, plugging it in only to backup any additions to the primary drive.


    Tom Scott
  2. jac_goudsmit

    jac_goudsmit Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    There's no protection against accidental deletion, and there's no protection against failure of the NAS itself. Make backups!

    In Separate Disks mode (not RAID 0 mode), you can indeed use one disk as the main copy and one disk as the backup; this is a good backup strategy. Even if the NAS ever stops working, you can probably restore your data using SystemRescueCD.

    It's also a good idea to keep the backup disk separate but I should remind you not to remove the disk from the NAS when it's powered on, and always use the power button to shut it down.

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