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

Rudy Zijlstra mythtv at edsons.demon.nl
Mon Jun 27 21:44:55 UTC 2005

Kevin Kuphal wrote:

> 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.

Most of my RAID is HW controller based. Even so, i have not yet dared to 
expand a RAID conf. Losing data is easy, recovering a lot more 
difficult... (i do not have the space to backup a 3/4Tb of recordings).


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