[mythtv-users] Basics of Mulit Drive, Partitioning, File Sytems
jbpub at comcast.net
Tue Dec 12 21:06:44 UTC 2006
Totally newbie here. I'm starting a new Front & Back Myth Box. I'm trying
to install Ubuntu 6.1 and I'm confused on the partition setup phase. Please
point me to a faq or other thread if this has been covered before
Here is my hardware:
500GB SATA 300MB/S
320GB SATA 300MB/S
250GB SATA 300MB/S
250GB Slave IDE
2G RAM -- relevant for the swap info
I don't think I need any redundancy (RAID). I'll used rsync to regularly
back up the important config file once I'm happy.
Where should I put the root file system (boot) for best drive thru put?
Would it be best to put it on a drive that is less likely to have video
media on it so that video and OS would not be contending for drive
I'm thinking a 10GB for the OS in a EXT3 file system. Right size and file
I'm thinking 3G swap. The rule of thumb I heard was 1.5 x physical ram.
For performance where should the swap go?
All the rest??? XFS file system? Should I use LMV? Is there stripping build
into LMV? I've heard that LMV is not as important these days because Myth
can now store files at multiple mount points. Can a recording span multiple
Thanks VERY VERY MUCH for the info,
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