[mythtv] Possible Future Option?

Matt Zimmerman mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Thu, 28 Nov 2002 13:26:39 -0500

On Thu, Nov 28, 2002 at 09:02:05AM -0800, Jeremy Oddo wrote:

> I don't know how hard this would be to do, but I was thinking of a nice
> little option (don't know if it's been talked about before).  I think it
> would be cool to be able to define multiple recording volumes.  Something
> like:
> /mnt/store0
> /mnt/store1
> /mnt/store2
> /mnt/store3
> Each /mnt/store# could be a different drive.  Then, in the SETTINGS option
> within MythTV, you could pick which path (drive) you want to use.  It
> might also be cool to list stats by each path (ie: % used, % free, etc.). 
> Then, when you record a program, the MySQL database could have a field for
> the path being used for that recording (/mnt/store0, /mnt/store1, etc.). 
> This would allow you to add drives ad hoc.  You could add storage as you
> need it.

This is beyond the scope of myth, I think.  What you want is a volume
manager like EVMS or LVM.  The Linux md driver might also meet your needs if
it is capable of expanding an existing raid-linear set (I'm not sure whether
it can).

 - mdz