I'm running openSUSE 10.2 (yeah, haven't gone to 10.3 yet...).

It is on one hard drive.

I have 2 200GB hard drives. One contains thousands of photos,
programs, documents, etc. I want to backup the data to the second
disk.

I'm thinking of going with software-based RAID-1. It would allow for
redundancy in case of drive failure. Is that the best option or should
I go with rsync?

Thanks in advance,

Rick