[MUD-Dev] fault tolerance and character files

Kwon Ekstrom justice at softhome.net
Tue May 1 09:57:40 New Zealand Standard Time 2001


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Fleischaker" <kuvasza at winterreach.com>

> What sort of procedures do you all follow for ensuring character
> files can be loaded and/or responding to when the files appear to be
> corrupt?

I'd say that if you were worried about keeping your files from
corrupting, use RAID5.  What that does is write 3 bands across 3+ hard
drives, including a parity strip.  Using data from the surrounding
drives, and the parity strip, it can reconstruct bad data, even if a
whole hard drive fails (but not 2 drives)


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