[mythtv-users] Backend crash. Do I have too few hard drives?

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Fri Dec 3 23:50:41 UTC 2010

I've been running MythTv for several years with no real problems.
Particularly the backend has been very reliable. Recently I added
a Nova S2-HD card to the backend so that I could pick up Freesat.
I also added a second HDD, so that I have one for system and one
for recordings. I paritioned the recordings disc into two partitions.
Can't remember why I did that. Perhaps that's making things worse.

Anyway, since the addition, the backend has been on occasion unreliable. 
was an example. I had one HD recording on the go, which I was
simultaneously watching. That was fine, until two SD recordings started
up. That caused the backend to die. I had an empty log file, which
happens sometimes. I'll try to get more information next time
it happens.

Could this be lack of HDD bandwidth?

Oh yeah, since the addition, I've upgraded from 0.23.1 to 0.24.
That seemed to make the backend more reliable, until tonights
crash. A week ago, I rebuilt the backend from the then latest
0.24 fixes, so I'm pretty much up to date.

Any ideas?

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