Our Snap Server 2200 has failed for the third time in 12 months resulting in total data loss. The first time was due to a software hiccup where the disk lost its drive configuration. The second and third times were due to physical disk failure. Since the disk was configured for RAID0 (striping), a single disk failure meant total data loss. I was aware of this while configuring it so it didn’t come as a big shock…although three failures in 12 months is rather surprising for the self-proclaimed global leader in network storage systems.
That’s why the appliance was being used as a dumping grounds for crap that wasn’t mission critical but was nice to have around like installers, old data snapshots, random tarballs that had already been dumped to tape or CD, etc. Since the system had already failed previously, it was no longer trusted and treated as such: a gyroscopic paperweight.