[mythtv-users] Backup LVM group (kinda OT)

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 21:14:13 EST 2005

On Monday 07 November 2005 20:55, James Oltman wrote:
> I am getting my hands on a slightly used DDS4 external SCSI tape drive. I
> am also getting about 7 tapes. I have a SCSI card already. I would like to
> back up my video files on my Myth BE. I am currently having one or more of
> these three issues. I am using an ATI Radeon 7000 AGP card. I think the
> drivers I have might be causing the system to lock up. I might have shoddy
> RAM as well. But the most plausible explanation could be the severely under
> powered PSU. It's only 380W for 3 120GB drives and one 80GB drive. I also
> have a DVD burner running off it as well. In any case, my BE is not
> recording shows anymore. I would like to start with a fresh Fedora Core 3
> install.(Primarily because I hear FC4 has some issues). What kind of
> problems am I going to see adding a SCSI card to this setup? Is there any
> easy way to install or user friendly software I can use to copy all my data
> to these tapes? i figure that 7 x 40 is 280GBs. Much more than I currently
> need but more than I have in available space on other HDDs. Any help would
> be appreciated. Thanks!
> Jim
> BTW:
> Current Kernel is

just so you know, tape isn't a great backup medium, your better off buying a 
300gig harddrive, copying everything over and then storing the harddrive in a 
safe place. Or even just burning everything to DVDR. 


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