General discussion

Locked

Fault tolerance

By ripandbecca ·
What kinds of fault tolerance does Windows98 support?

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

16 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Fault tolerance

by McKayTech In reply to Fault tolerance

If you're talking about drive redundancy (mirroring, software RAID), I don't believe that Win98 natively supports any fault tolerant drive features. There are some mechanisms that support automatic backup copies of the file allocation table (FAT) but nothing else that I'm aware of.


On the other hand, if you're talking about us being tolerant of Win98's faults... :-)

paul

Collapse -

Fault tolerance

by ripandbecca In reply to Fault tolerance
Collapse -

Fault tolerance

by amieveryours In reply to Fault tolerance

Windows98 doesn't support any fault tolerance doesn't mean you can't have fault tolerance on your Win98 desktop. There are two things you can do to have disk fault tolerance on your computer.

1. Install third party vendor raid software to manage raid for your hard disk.

2. Have a hardware raid installed to manage your hard disk.

Please note that hardware raid only supports SCSI while software raid supports both IDE and SCSI.

Collapse -

Fault tolerance

by ripandbecca In reply to Fault tolerance
Collapse -

Fault tolerance

by rlardinois In reply to Fault tolerance

Windows 98 doesn't have native support for drive fault tolerance. If you are looking for cheap and simple mirroring, Promise Technology makes an IDE RAID 1 card.

Collapse -

Fault tolerance

by ripandbecca In reply to Fault tolerance
Collapse -

Fault tolerance

by calves In reply to Fault tolerance

There is no fault tolerance for Win98 OS.
A good an relatively inexpensive approach is to buy a CDRW (very often on sale for a little over $100.00) and regularly, make backup of your documents.
Just an idea!

Collapse -

Fault tolerance

by ripandbecca In reply to Fault tolerance
Collapse -

Fault tolerance

by ec364 In reply to Fault tolerance

No fault tolerance for Windows 98. Luckily, you can use GHOST. Get a comparable size or bigger capacity drive and ghost your drive with Windows 98 to the 2nd one. Ghost takes a complete image of your drive to the other drive. Do a complete ghost, probably once a week and make an incremental backup in between. I used Ghost a lot and it really works!

Enjoy!

Collapse -

Fault tolerance

by ripandbecca In reply to Fault tolerance
Back to Windows Forum
16 total posts (Page 1 of 2)   01 | 02   Next

Related Discussions

Related Forums