Author Topic: Simultaneous use of RT and Snapshot for a Storage Pool  (Read 2121 times)

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Simultaneous use of RT and Snapshot for a Storage Pool
« on: February 05, 2013, 03:16:54 pm »
As far as nowadays (FlexRaid 2.0 u11)
- the main snapshot limitation is IMO that "edits are not recoverable",
- and the main concern with the RT mode, on Windows, is that "deletes" are immediate and permanent,

wouldn't this be helpful : to be able to define a Pool with one/several PPU updated in snapshot mode and one PPU updated in RT mode  8)

With that in place:
- I would not be that afraid of loosing a disk while Parity is not updated yet on the PPU/Snapshot (as the PPU/RT could be used to restore that disk* )
- I would not be afraid of deleting files by mistake as I would be able to restore them from the PPU-snapshot

Does it make sense ? Or absolutely not  :-[

(*) I presume if a disk crashes precisely during an edit, using the PPU/RT will also restore corrupted files as this PPU is also updated with a some delay.. But wouldn't be "less damage" in that case than restoring from a PPU/snapshot not up-to-date.

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