[mythtv-users] Linux software raid question

James Klaas jklaas at appalachian.dyndns.org
Tue Jun 3 16:10:49 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 11:34 AM, Matt Nelson <matt at frozenatom.com> wrote:
> On one of my mythtv backend servers I host my fileserver that stores all of
> my media on two raid5 sets totaling 12 drives that are all attached via
> sata.  These are all attached externally, and that is where my question
> lies, if I connect these drives incorrectly will my raid sets die, or does
> it not matter where they are connected since there is some metadata that
> tells the linux software raid that it belongs to a certain raid set?
> Also since I love seeing how people are setting up their mythboxes, attached
> is a picture of the back of the myth backend server mentioned above.
> http://img115.imageshack.us/my.php?image=05310720471ot5.jpg

Did you consider using a SATA port multiplier
(http://www.satadrives.com/saii1to5popo.html)?  I think these are
pretty well supported by recent kernels, although I'm not sure how
well they're supported by non-SiliconImage chipsets.  Does anyone have
an opinion on those?


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