[mythtv-users] Migrating RAID

Dan Ritter dsr-myth at tao.merseine.nu
Sat Nov 3 23:35:46 UTC 2007

On Sat, Nov 03, 2007 at 05:10:38PM -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> Rudy Zijlstra wrote:
> >>>> A lightning strike might take them both out, especially if the
> >>>> cable is copper. Can you replace it with a fiber-optic link?
> >>>>       
> >>> Or just use a surge protector for the CAT5 cable on each end.
> >>>     
> >> That's not going to work. 
> >>
> >> -dsr-
> >>
> >>   
> > Can you explain why not? installing surge protectors i can, exchanging 
> > to fiber-optic is much more difficult, as i would have to learn how to 
> > make the connector on the fiber cable..... Also, i run big risk of 
> > damaging a fiber cable when pulling it into place :(

Brian gave a good explanation.

You can buy premade fiber cables of varying lengths.  100 meters even
is not unusual.

You'll want to run it through a conduit of some sort, but --
aren't you running the copper through a conduit now? Otherwise I
would assume that you will be replacing it several times a year
-- lawn mowing, for instance.


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