[mythtv-users] RAID 1 mirror with mythtv backend???
myth at robinhill.me.uk
Wed Jan 23 16:40:15 UTC 2019
On Wed Jan 23, 2019 at 11:31:45AM -0500, James Abernathy wrote:
> I know others have used RAID mirrors on their mythtv backend. I have had
> my latest system running with 2 RAID 1 mirrors (4 drives) for about a
> year. Besides general file serving I have /mnt/recordings-tv1 on one
> mirror and /mnt/recordings-tv2 on the other. I have both the
> /mnt/recordings-tv1 and 2 defined in the volumes section mythtv-setup.
> I had a drive fail last spring and replaced it and added the new one
> back into the mirror with no problems after recovering.
> But lately I've started to have a mdadm failure about every 2-3 weeks.
> At first I thought it might be the fact that my latest batch of drives
> were Toshiba P300 desktop drives. Once I remove the drive I ran
> Spinrite 6 on them that reads and writes every sector on the drive. It
> found no errors.
> This has happened twice with the Toshiba drives. I order some Seagate
> Iron Wolf server drives made for NAS usage. In fact I had to put one
> into service today. I'm recovering the mirror now.
> What are the opinions on using RAID mirrors for mythtv recordings. Does
> that cause more problems than it's worth?? I'm debating going back to a
> 2 drive mirror for general NAS usage just for home data storage where
> the activity is very low. And then having a mythtv box just for backend
> with 2 drives just for recordings.
> I'm getting tired of replacing drives. I'm am grateful about not losing
> any data so far, but it's becoming a pain.
I don't think mythtv usage should cause any more problems than anything
else. If you've just started getting issues following a drive
replacement, it sounds like you may have a timeout issue (see
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