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

Hamish Moffatt hamish at cloud.net.au
Thu Jun 30 17:23:59 UTC 2005

On Wed, Jun 29, 2005 at 11:09:53PM -0400, Tony Lill wrote:
> Hamish Moffatt <hamish at cloud.net.au> writes:
> > On Wed, Jun 29, 2005 at 09:50:29AM -0400, Joseph A. Caputo wrote:
> > I don't really understand why you wouldn't just put enough disk space in
> > the backend. Disk is cheap.
> That's a very Microsoft answer ;->
> Yes, disk is cheap, but you eventually run out if disk controllers,

Bigger disks are even cheaper per gigabyte! And they have better
power and space density too.

> Also, unless you are using RAID/mirroring, every disk you add to an
> LVM multiplies the change of failure and loosing all your
> recordings. And if you do use it, see above.


Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish at debian.org> <hamish at cloud.net.au>

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