[mythtv-users] Multiple media storage directories? (was Large Drive setup for myth)

jack snodgrass mrlinuxgroups at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 19:21:29 UTC 2006

I took a peek at the database. I'll have to experiment more with
my test system when I get home... the recorded table is the only
one I see that lists the filename of the show. It does not contain
path info. My first test will be to move a show from
/mnt/store to /mnt/store/directory1 and change the datbase entry
to be directory1/show.mpg and see if that works. If it does,
then I can just use a script to 'age' shows from the main
/mnt/store partiion to other partions mounted as sub directories.
and update the SQL records as needed.

I'll test that out when I get home.


On 9/11/06, Jay R. Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 01:47:26PM -0500, jack snodgrass wrote:
> > Maybe my concerns for LVM are unfounded. I am sure that LVM is
> > 'stable' but I'm more concerned with hardware failures.
> >
> > Say that you have a 1.5TB LVM partition made up of 4-5 drives. What
> > happens to the 1.5TB of data if you loose one of the drives? Do you
> > loose just the data on the drive... or do you screw up the whole LVM
> > partition? How easy is it to get the 1.5TB - less the failed drive -
> > back up and available? I'd hate to loose it all if one of the drives
> > cratered.
> You will.
> Well, maybe you won't lose *everything*... but what's happening there
> is roughly that you're using the LVM software drivers to emulate RAID-0
> longitudinal striping, and then putting *one* filesystem on top of it.
> If one of those drives blows, you're going to have a 200GB hole in the
> middle of your 1TB filesystem, and yes, fsck will probably not be happy
> about that.
> There has been intermittent talk over the last couple years about
> making MythTV know how to deal with multiple media storage directories.
> I haven't been following either list too tightly, so I don't know
> what's come of that topic lately.  Anybody know?
> Cheers,
> -- jra
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