Situation Critical

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Damn... when I got up this morning and turned on the monitor of my desktop, I was once again greeted by a screen that had letters flashing "Critical" all over it : it's clear that yesterday's RAID warning wasn't a coincidence, one of the drives is indeed starting to fail. I powered the system down and am now contemplating my options.

Surely I'll have to back up as much as possible before the drive crashes beyond repair, even though it's only one disk. All the information is still available on the mirror but as we all know, Murphy rarely travels alone.

I could start hunting for a two new Mator 80GB HD's (D740X-6L) right now, and replace the failing disk. Then once the raid mirror is back up and functional, replace the good drive as well so I'm good for another couple of years. This would be the cheapest and fastest path to fixing the problem.

I could configure and order a completely new system, which means quite some hoops to jump through and a fair amount of work to be done. I'd have to copy all the data and configure and finetune the new system to my liking, and knowing myself, that will take time and irritate the hell out of me. On the other hand, it would give me a nice and up to date new box to play with. New toys are always nice :)

Or I could do both... replace the (failing) disk(s) and order a new system at the same time. Then I can use the new machine for everyday work, and use the old one to install linux onto, run and IDS on it, things like that. But I've already decided that if I get a new system, I don't need a fancy latest state of the art configuration. I mostly use it to browse the web, do some photo manipulation and play video's on it.

Oh, the options and the decisions...

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