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

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Sun Dec 5 16:51:13 UTC 2010

On 04/12/2010 11:30, Mike Perkins wrote:
> Paul Gardiner wrote:
>> 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. Tonight
>> 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.
> Not sure about your crashes, but I doubt that splitting your hard disk
> into two partitions is going to help.

I've just copied all my recordings to a different 1T drive, this time
with a single partition. I'm not too hopeful about this helping, but
I guess I'm best off not doing anything that is unusual amongst
MythTv users.


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