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Date:      Sat, 16 Jan 2010 10:40:05 +0800
From:      Erich Dollansky <oceanare@pacific.net.sg>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, Matthias Apitz <guru@unixarea.de>
Cc:        Bas Smeelen <b.smeelen@ose.nl>
Subject:   Re: Q: recommendation for external USB disk
Message-ID:  <201001161040.08374.oceanare@pacific.net.sg>
In-Reply-To: <20100114120108.GA3815@current.Sisis.de>
References:  <20100111123219.GA2270@current.Sisis.de> <4B4C20D1.3060408@ose.nl> <20100114120108.GA3815@current.Sisis.de>

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Hi,

just buy the hard disk of your choice and put it into the case of=20
your choice.

I use only disks which come with five years warrenty.

On 14 January 2010 pm 20:01:08 Matthias Apitz wrote:
> El d=EDa Tuesday, January 12, 2010 a las 08:12:17AM +0100, Bas=20
Smeelen escribi=F3:
> > I use Freecom hard drive XS 1.5TB USB2.0 on our fallback
> > servers as back-up disks.
>
> Your /dev/da1s1d let me think that you have created more than
> one partition...

After a bad experience, I use as many slices as the machine uses I=20
take the data from. I also backup the programs.

Then, I use for the external disk the same interface which I can=20
use in the machine. So, if the internal hard disk fails, will be=20
able to exchange the disks and boot. Ok, fstab might needs to be=20
edited.

Erich



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