[mythtv-users] LVM RAID 5 partition schemes

Milan Andric mandric at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 23:11:44 UTC 2005

On Apr 6, 2005 3:51 PM, Robert Kulagowski <bob at smalltime.com> wrote:
> > I do mean software raid (md).  Reading the archives I've come to understand
> > that hardware (real or fake) raid 5 is a waste of time for most mythtv
> > applications.
> My personal opinion is that RAID5 _is_ useful, if you consider the
> tradeoff of money vs. time.  How long would it take you to re-encode 200
> DVD's or 500 CD's?  While not everyone has such a large library of
> content, not having to recreate it in case of a disk failure is a big
> win for me.
> So, it's really a matter of personal choice.  At some point, if you have
> enough "stuff", RAID looks more attractive.   Because one day your hard
> drive _will_ stop working!

but it's not that useful if the raid 5 volume/partition can't grow.  
how do you grow your raid 5?


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list