[mythtv-users] Planning Tuners and Disk I/O for a MythTVBackend System

Jim Beckett beckett.jim at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 09:32:24 UTC 2010

MythTV wrote:
> BTW, Why do you separate LIVE TV from RECORDINGS?  I treat them as the
> same
> thing, because fundamentally they are.
> Recorded Live TV wont 'get in the way' of scheduled recordings because
> Myth
> will aggressively expire them.
> That'll be 2c.
> Dave
I honestly don't remember why I put a live tv partition in there.

I think it must have been one of those, "It seemed like a good idea at 
the time", type of things.

I think I was trying to guarantee a certain amount of space for other 

I did this when I was trying to understand the concept of storage 
groups, and took it way too far...

I do know that I made the disk partitioning scheme a lot more 
complicated than it needed to be...

Travis replied earlier with a post about him using an old IDE drive for 
the OS.

That reminded me that I have reasonably large IDE disk in storage that 
will be better suited for the system than the USB disk.

So, I'm reclaiming the USB disk from this system, and using the IDE disk 

The simplified configuration is going to look like this:


   hda1, 96GB, mount point /, Ext3 (OS, DB, mythweb, etc.)
   hda2, 200GB, mount point /multimedia, XFS (for videos, coverart, 
banners, fanart, music, pictures, etc.)
   hda3, 2GB, SWAP

   sda1, 460GB, mount point /recordings1, XFS (just recordings)


     sdb1, 400GB, mount point /recordings2, XFS (just recordings)



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