2.5 Admins 138: Drive Failure

Google Drive’s arbitrary file limit, SMR disks probably die sooner, Western Digital’s My Cloud outage locks some people out of their data, why we don’t talk much about Veeam, and running containers as root.



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Managing Disk Arrays on FreeBSD and TrueNAS



Google Drive quietly introduced (then pulled) a file creation limit for all users

HDD average life span misses 3-year mark in study of 2,007 defective drives

Users fume after My Cloud network breach locks them out of their data


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