[mythtv-users] Adding extra recorder disk space for Christmas !

William wmunson at rochester.rr.com
Fri Dec 17 10:35:54 UTC 2004

> Sorry, the system is Linux Fedora2 using ext3 file system.
> I didn't think that the overlay file system was supported yet 
> with the linux 2.6 kernels ? If it is where can I get it ?
> My first disk is 200G and the second disk is 200G. The first 
> is full with recordings (although a lot will expire). I need 
> to have 200+200G available for recordings, so I can't just 
> mount the second disk over the first disks recordings directory.
> Cheers

This is just my opinion, your milage may vary. The way I would add the extra
drive is to add the drive and then create a LVM. Add the new drive to the
LVM and then transfer all your files to the new drive. Once the old drive is
empty you can reformat it and add it to the LVM. That is how I added a
second drive to my system. Once everything is transfered change the
recording location to your new drive group.

I see you are using ext3, you will probably get a decent improvement in
performance if you set up your LVM with either xfs or jfs. Both of those
handle large files better than ext3.


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