[mythtv-users] Linux software raid question

Big Wave Dave bigwavedave at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 17:12:33 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 9:52 AM, Matt Nelson <matt at frozenatom.com> wrote:
> I did come across those but when costing out my build, but I was trying to
> create a cheap stable enclosure setup so I could spend the majority of my $$
> on the drives themselves.  I have really been happy with my setup.  The
> system was up for over 130 Days until I upgraded to .21, and I even had a
> drive fail that I was able to hot swap the replacement and rebuild the array
> without any downtime!
> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 10:10 AM, James Klaas <jklaas at appalachian.dyndns.org>
> wrote:
>> 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?

Can you post some links to the hardware you ended up using?


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