[mythtv-users] Samba 3 better than NFS 3 for recording over Ethernet

Yeechang Lee ylee at pobox.com
Wed Dec 28 21:31:18 EST 2005

Buechler, Mark R <Mark_R_Buechler at bausch.com> says:
> My recordings directory is a raid5 set which isn't the fastest in the world


> Another thing I'm considering is HD. If I attempt to vew HD content from my
> DVB card while streaming it to the raid5 array it can't really handle it too
> well - whereas with a separate live tv buffer it wasn't a problem.

I'm going to blatantly hijack this thread to record for posterity
that, at least with my setup (streaming HDTV recordings to a software
RAID 5+LVM2 array over Gigabit Ethernet with Fedora Core and the
ATrpms version of MythTV 18.1), Samba 3 is rock solid while NFS 3 is
pretty guaranteed to generate near-endless IOBOUND error messages in
mythbackend.log. More detail when I have the time and inclination to
write up my experiences, but I hope this helps others in my situation
in the meanwhile; a month of IOBOUND error messages despite endless
tuning attempts.

Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> | +1 650 776 7763 | San Francisco CA US

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