[mythtv-users] USB Drive question

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Thu Feb 2 05:18:21 UTC 2006

> I've just lucked into 4 250gb usb drives.  Is this ok to use for 
> livetv and recordings?  I'm planning to do xfs and either 
> symlinking or some other method.  Is this ok, or should 
> I break out my old server and set these ide drives up 
> as internal and nfs mount them over to the 
> mythbackend?
My concern would simply be that in order to use 4 250gb drives 
effectively, you need to use LVM.  Putting removable media in an LVM 
setup is probably a bad idea.  If that disk goes offline for any reason, 
your LVM partition is hosed.  USB drives can work great for Video, 
Music, or even Images data, but I would never use it for my recording 
partition or anything LVM related.


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