[mythtv-users] Is there a tuner limit? (problem with >8 tuners)

Billy Macdonald billymacdonald at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 18:54:02 UTC 2007

On 8/21/07, Chris Wilkie - NetrinoUK <chris at netrino.co.uk> wrote:
> > Hmm if it is a pair of drives it isn't RAID5, RAID5 needs at
> > least 3 drives, it is either 0 or 1.  So you are recording,
> > writing sql, and deleting a lot of content at once, all
> > possibly on 1 PCI bus and 2 spindles.
> Good point!  I will double check this next time I restart the box.  It's
> showing 32GB of usable storage space, so I'd guess RAID 1.
> > Just having SQL and the recordings on separate
> > drives will help a great deal.
> That's an excellent suggestion, thanks.  I have a couple of 147GB (IIRC)
> HP cartridges going spare, so it's certainly worth a test running the
> video storage on these.  Presumably RAID0 is the best scenario for these
> drives - I don't really need data security on the storage partition.
> Chris

But you do need to minimize downtime.  If they are at RAID0 and a
drive fails, the system is down until you get in their to replace the
drive.  RAID1 offers you the time to fix the problem without panic.

RAID is about downtime, not data security.

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