[mythtv-users] Block size for ext3 partition

William Munson w.munson at comcast.net
Sun Jan 20 14:06:05 UTC 2008

Phill Edwards wrote:
> In order to make it easier to install CentOS I am going to reformat my
> JFS file system which stores my recordings to EXT3. It's a 320GB IDE
> disk. The archives have lots of file system discussions but I can't
> find anything which says what block size to format the EXT3 partition
> with for storing large files like recordings. Can anybody advise?
> Regards,
> Phill
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My advise is to install a 2nd hard drive or partition your existing 
drive so that you can have a small ext3 drive/part for your OS and a XFS 
(JFS is not recommended last time I heard) for your recordings. This 
provides the additional benefit of keeping your sql and OS activity 
separate from your recording activity.

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