[mythtv] Re: New idea for storing recordings to disks

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Mon Jun 27 20:04:24 UTC 2005

Rudy Zijlstra wrote:

> Tony Lill wrote:
>> Brandon Beattie <brandon+myth at linuxis.us> writes:
>>> The reason I truely like this idea is it takes a lot of complexity out
>>> of the picture.  No longer do you need LVM, Raid, or even need to have
>>> things setup for one directory to store recordings..  Just tell it 
>>> where
>>> to use space from and it will save recordings to whereever it can.
> Wrong. Raid is to keep things available even if a disk fails. I will 
> likely be one of the first to use this functionality, yet all 
> directories will be Raid based....

My only problem with Linux RAID is that most of the tools lack the 
ability to grow a raid set by adding another disk (at least for RAID 5 
configurations).  This really limits it's usability for me because I 
don't want to have to expand 3 disks at a time.


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