[mythtv-users] File system setup

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Wed Sep 6 20:59:19 UTC 2006

I think your setup is good.  It depends if you want redundancy.  If  
you dont care about losing your data and just want lots of storage  
space, LVM the whole lot.  If you do care, raid as you specify on  
recordings and your mysql database.

I have had great luck with XFS too BTW.  Handles lage files very well.

Quoting Chris McCuller <cpmccull at valdosta.edu>:

> Hi all,
> I'm about to build my first myth box, and have been going round and
> round about how to setup the filesystem. I have 3 internal 80GB HDDs (2
> IDE, 1 SATA), and an external USB2 500GB HDD. Initial thoughts were to
> use the SATA drive as the system drive, RAID0 the two IDE 80s as the
> 'recording' drive, and use the 500GB external as storage for recorded
> shows that I wanted to archive. Decided that setup doesn't make maximum
> use of my HDD capacity. The next idea was using LVM (based off of the
> MythWiki) to combine all said drives into one large logical volume
> group, then break off chunks into logical volumes for various tasks suhc
> as recording, music, and stored shows. I'm leaning towards this setup as
> I think it will make maximum use of my space and it allows me to extend
> my volumes as I choose.
> What have some of you setup for storage, and how has it worked out for you?
> Thanks so much!
> Chris McCuller
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