[mythtv-users] An LVM'd drive died! What do I do...

David Bennett davidbennett1979 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 03:29:40 EDT 2005


 this is stressing me out. So basically by adding another drive to my
LVM group (which I assume means I am not "striping" I increased the
size of my drive at the cost of now giving 2 harddrives a chance to
fail instead of one. (shooot.... especially considering my luck with
hard drives.)

I wonder what I should do? If I buy 2 400's or 500's and run them in
RAID, maybe that would make me feel better. How hard is it to copy the
data off the LVM to a new hard drive? Coming from a Windows world I am
always worried about missing hidden or system files. Is there a way to
copy everything off the video drive onto a new drive and not miss out
on anything?

(And on another note, is a 2 disk raid even worth it? If one of the
hard drives develops an error, will that not corrupt its partner?)

What does everyone think? Help me develop the poor mans backup...
(not only do I keep my Video files on the LVM (which I can afford to
lose), but I also keep my main cpu backup there. That would be


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