[mythtv-users] Wishlist feature for adding a hard drive
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Oct 4 20:22:50 UTC 2006
On 10/04/06 14:06, Mark J. Small wrote:
>I've been thinking of getting a second storage drive for my backend, and it
>looks like I'll need to use LVM to join the two drives in to one big logical
>This got me to thinking. Wouldn't it be nice if mythtv had the option of
>multiple storage drives/directories? Then it could do a sort of load
>balancing between drives. This would be most effective if the two drives
>were on different cables, at least for PATA.
>Lets say I'm recording three shows and watching two at the same time. If myth
>put two of the shows on one drive, and one on the other, then I would be much
>less likely to be hurt by disk performance bottlenecks.
>Of course I'm not sure how important disk performance is. I haven't had a
>problem yet, but if I add a fourth tuner I might. I was pleasantly surprised
>that I had no hiccups recording 3 and watching 1 on Sunday night. It was the
>first time I had dared do that.
>I know that this sort of thing can be accomplished with raid0 striping, but
>that has the major disadvantage of me losing all of my recording in the event
>of a hard drive failure. If half of the recordings were on each drive, I'd
>only lose half of them if a drive died.
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