Break Mirror raid?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by rstgermain, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. rstgermain macrumors newbie

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    Feb 22, 2011
    #1
    Hi there,

    maybe this is a silly thing to do but my question is...I have a mac mini server with 2 500GB drives in a mirror set. If i break the mirror set and boot from one of them and install an update and an update breaks the system technically could i boot from the other drive and rebuild the raid?
     
  2. mdgm macrumors 6502a

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    Nov 2, 2010
    #2
    Technically may be possible, but I don't recommend it. RAID is not a backup solution it is a redundancy/high-availability solution.

    Things like ESD (Electro Static Discharge) could damage the disk you remove without you even realising it.

    If you want a bootable backup, use SuperDuper or Carbon Copy Cloner to create a bootable clone.

    Or if you simply want a backup use Time Machine.
     

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