[mythtv-users] sluggish system, potential HD failure, and how best to get back up and runnin
gaberubin at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 16:47:02 UTC 2014
Thanks, these are all great tips and I will use them in the future. I
think I can get to the data on the OS disc, it is just slow as heck to boot
up from that and I believe it starts up in read only mode.
I do a DB backup every night. I am pretty sure I have the backup go to my
other drive, because that would be the smart thing to do, but I will have
to check. Obviously my first issue will be locating that backup and
putting it on a safe location.
I have wanted to do a backup of the full disc as a cron job for a while and
back it up to my windows box. I just did not know what the best way to do
that is, so the script will be implemented when I get my system back up and
The key questions I have are, is a SSD a good option considering the DB
gets many writess a day and I thought SSDs fail after a certain amount of
writes. Even if that is not an issue, is the cost worth it? I don't
neccesarily want to replace this drive with a HDD because I only need about
50-100 gigs for the system drive (maybe more, I am forgetting how large the
db can get).
Once I replace the drive, what is the easiest way to mirror the old drive
onto the new one and any gotchas (for example, I think I can't just my old
fstab file because it has entries specific to the actual drives and not
just their labels). I realize there will be some work migrating, but
hoping not a ton.
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