Using two identical external drives to create redundancy?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cstromme, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. cstromme
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    macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2007
    I have 2 500GB external drives that I want to use to backup some important, non-sensitive, data on. I only roughly 400GB of space, so I want to setup some sort of raid system that lets me use both drives at once, but that won't loose data if one of them should fail.

    Is there any way to do this in Leopard? If so, how?

    EDIT: Oh, and I'm running Leopard Server on the machine.
  2. Cave Man
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    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
  3. killmoms
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    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    This is called RAID-1, which mirrors the two drives in the RAID pair. You can set up a RAID using Disk Utility.

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