Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on August 30, 2006 01:15 AM
You are precisely right and I don't understand why more people haven't pointed this out. The article would be much better with the title "Why stupid administrators are dangerous for business-critical applications".
Wtf was he thinking running a critical application on a single drive? What if he hadn't noticed the impending failure? What if it had happened suddenly instead of slowly? With proper mirroring, you could theoretically go through an unlimited number of drives, as long as too many don't die at the same time.