[Python-Dev] www/svn python.org status update

Glenn Linderman v+python at g.nevcal.com
Tue Aug 11 00:26:40 CEST 2009

On approximately 8/10/2009 12:12 PM, came the following characters from 
the keyboard of Thomas Wouters:
> I'm still waiting on a replacement controller, so it wasn't to be today.
> Hopefully tomorrow, if the hardware supplier has one in stock. Still no
> news on whether we have any chance at all on getting the old data back.

Sadly, redundant hardware controlled by non-redundant hardware, 
configured to be redundant without a backup of that configuration, isn't 
all that reliable :(

It is hard to get redundancy correct and complete, so you can't just 
hear the word "RAID" and conclude that it is reliable, or fully 
redundant, without proper system management.

That's why I still recommend RAID 0 with appropriate backup procedures, 
or RAID 1... but only if the RAID 1 is operable by removing the RAID 
controller, and attaching the disks to regular controllers, and having 
them be readable... sadly, many RAID 1 configurations do not permit that.

Glenn -- http://nevcal.com/
A protocol is complete when there is nothing left to remove.
-- Stuart Cheshire, Apple Computer, regarding Zero Configuration Networking

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