[mythtv-users] Filesystem for recordings

Bobby Gill bobbygill at rogers.com
Mon Sep 29 21:43:58 UTC 2008

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 5:39 PM, Nick Morrott <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 29/09/2008, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:
> >  Anyway, onto my question:  I bought a 500gb SATA drive which will be
> >  used for my recordings.  Should I format that drive as EXT3 or XFS?  I'm
> >  not really sure which would be better, so any input would be
> appreciated.
> I would use either XFS or JFS where large files are concerned - I've
> used both (currently use JFS) and have not had problems with either.
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I will be adding at least another big drive soon just for Recordings on my
Mythbox and I'm interested to know what the advantage(s) is for XFS over
EXT3? Some stuff I checked on Wikipedia was far too technical for an
intermediate like myself.

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