[mythtv] Filesystem for Video storage? How to simultaneously record and watch live tv with 2 tuners?

Chris mythtv-dev@snowman.net
29 Dec 2002 12:46:20 -0500

Thanks I will investigate XFS.  Know absolutely nothing about it at this
point.  Can you tell me how you managed to setup your hard drive for
this?  What fstab settings, etc?  Regarding my 2 TV tuner setup, I got
it working and while I am watching live tv I can press the v b n keys to
enable the pip and change active windows and swap channels.  However,
when there is an active recording and I try to watch TV it still prompts
me to : cancel recording, watch recording in progress, or go back to
menu.  I would have thought it would automatically switch to the second
tuner.  Any ideas?

On Sun, 2002-12-29 at 08:55, Stephen Davies wrote:
> On 29 Dec 2002, Chris wrote:
> > I am deciding between ext2 and Reiserfs for the video storage
> > filesystem.  Partition Magic which I use quite a bit, supports ext2 but
> > not Reiserfs so I can manipulate an ext2 partition very easily.  Norton
> > Ghost allows me file level access to an ext2 backup.  On the other hand
> > I m not sure if the ext2 video partition data may survive a crash or
> > CTrl Alt Del. Will it?  Reiserfs I think does not have this problem.  
> > Which do you recommend?  Plus I am planning network access in the future
> > and I dont know if the filesystem type is a consideration. Thanks
> I warmly recommend XFS for video partitions.  For me it worked much better
> than ReiserFS.
> I use XFS on top of LVM to run a 250GB partition for video.  Its had the
> plug pulled on it more than once and no sweat.
> Can't comment on Partition Magic and the like, but xfs comes with tools of
> its own.
> Steve
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