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Old April 22, 2012, 06:37 PM
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If your looking at RAID, as mentioned above its only hardware failure redundant. It will not protect against corrupt databases. With your size(by what you have written) if you want redundancy and backup I would suggest RAID 1 with 2 rotating USB drives for offsite backups. RAID 1 is a safe RAID to use for a small company, if your server blows up you can just rip out the drive and stick it in any computer and at least pull the data.

I like to push for offsite backups(sad that not everyone does this yet), that way if your building catches fire you have recent data, less to recreate. There is online services as well, but use them as a 2ndary line of defence vs primary.
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