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We're pulling a bunch of things (GBs) off of our network storage and archiving it onto external HDDs. Copies are made of each external HDD so that one can go off-site and one can stay here. Is there a way to mirror the two drives (RAID 1?) and copy the data to both at the same time?

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Sans Digital makes some nice small raid enclosures, high quality, been using one for 5 years, very happy with it...sansdigital.com/mobilestor/index.php – Moab Aug 10 '11 at 21:29
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I'd suggest you just roll with a simple rsync script for this. Nice thing about not going RAID is then you don't have to worry about the particular RAID implementation you elect actually handles a missing disk... Granted that should work okay anyway..

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+1 for not having to worry about the RAID implications. – Hennes Dec 10 '15 at 13:17

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