Re: RAID terminology

Subject: Re: RAID terminology
From: Bill Darnall <billd -at- DARCOMINC -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 09:32:42 -0700

At 11:05 AM 9/11/96 -0400, Jonna wrote:
>I'm working on a document that describes the benefits of using RAID
>mirroring. I want to say that mirroring provides "live backup" of the
>data on the drive(s) being mirrored. Is there a better way of putting
> that? "Continuing backup"? "Active backup"?


I sometimes use the term "shadow copy" because the user is unaware of the
mirrored/redundant copy provided by RAID-1 methods. (As you know, there are
at least six types of RAID, i.e., RAID-0 through RAID-5. Other suggestions
are: "fully-redundant shadow copy" and "fault-tolerant copy".

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