One important aspect of any RAID solution is knowing exactly how to rebuild or recover data. If a drive or machine dies you'll need to know the exact steps required to resolve the issue or you'll simply end up losing your data.
Many people magically think RAID will eliminate the hazard that is data loss - but it's really just minimising that risk.
The same rule really applies for any backup or data replication process. It's no good if you can't restore the data.