[mythtv-users] Adding extra recorder disk space for Christmas !
peteratcmu at gmail.com
Thu Dec 16 20:28:24 UTC 2004
Switching over to LVM has to be done carefully, but I've done it and
so it can't really be all that hard. The basic steps:
1) install the new disk, and set it up for LVM as a big physical
volume in a volume group.
2) make a single big logical volume on this, and then format for your
favorite filesystem (I use xfs, as suggested by Jarod's guide).
3) hopefully your current video files will fit on this new filesystem,
so that you can copy them all over to it. this took some time on my
4) then, destroy the old video partition and add it to the LVM volume
group to extend the logical volume.
5) grow your xfs (or whatever) file system to span both your new disk
and the old partition.
I found the how-to document at http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/ to
be very helpful.
On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 11:24:20 -0800, Fa Yoeu <fayoeu at gmail.com> wrote:
> MythTv doesn't support multiple directories. You should really have
> used LVM upon the initial setup of your system. It isn't hard and
> truely is flexible. I have expanded my volumes 3 times since I
> originally installed MythTV from 100GB to 300GB to 500GB. Anyhow the
> information on how to LVM is in the MythTV Documentation section and
> is pretty straight forward.
> On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 15:58:20 +0000, Terry Barnaby <terry1 at beam.ltd.uk> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I would like to add an extra disk, temporarily, to my server for Christmas
> > recording storage.
> > I would like to do something like add multiple directororys to the
> > MythTv "Directory to hold recordings" setting like:
> > /data/video:/extra/video
> > Has anyone any ideas on how to easily do this ?
> > This is temporary, and so I don't want to get involved in raid etc etc
> > Cheers
> > Terry
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