a few thoughts on RAID
Joel is right, RAID is a life-saver, but.....
Yeah, the only really bad thing about software raid is that if the first disk goes, the system won't boot without fiddling. That and if you've never done a rebuild under linux, it can be a bit awkward as opposed to the automatic rebuild of a hardware solution. I would not know for windows (NT|2000|XP) but I should stress the point that an incident needs to be simulated and the recovery procedure must be understood.
Is it really possible to have a directory like C:\My Documents linked to a network drive?? I thought Windows' "reparse points" could only link to local storage. I know several people who would be VERY VERY happy if you could create a link to non-local storage...
Alex, in the Linux/LILO world, you're Just Plain Wrong. LILO will note mirrored RAID boot disks and write the bootblock to all elements in the mirror. Lo, booting happens.
Dan you do not create links to a network directory (though you can mount a local partition under a directory much like Unix in XP), what I was referring to was moving the location where your "My Documents" folder points to. You can achieve this by right-clicking on the "My Documents" folder (or by fiddling with the registry if you want to automate this for multiple users, I guess).
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