[mythtv-users] Is there a distributed filesystem available?

Steve Hodge stevehodge at gmail.com
Wed Jun 21 06:29:47 UTC 2006

On 6/21/06, Indulis Bernsteins <indulis.b at au1.ibm.com> wrote:
> An alternative would be to have a 2nd disk, with a different filesystem on
> it (run JFS/XFS on the main mythtv filesystem, and the other one on your
> "backup" filesystem).
> Then set up a job which permanently cycles around looking for new files
> (find has an option to find files created/modified since XXXX), and copies
> them to the 2nd disk. Set this up to be low priority (nice -20) or to run at
> a time when mythtv is not recording. If your 1st filesystem or disk crashes,
> remount your 2nd drive's filesystem as the main one.

I think you're still missing the point. A backup is not necessary -
losing some recordings isn't that much of a problem. But if you've got
multiple drives in your machine anyway, it'd be nice to not lose all
your recordings, and it'd be nice to be able to set that up without
using RAID. RAID 5 costs you capacity and is less easy to add or
remove drives from.


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