[mythtv-users] RAID 1 mirror with mythtv backend???

Curtis Gedak gedakc at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 16:45:57 UTC 2019

I've had only good experiences using RAID mirrors for the HDDs
containing the recordings, and an SSD for the OS/MythTV/database.  This
experience is based on four MythTV PVRs running in the family since 2011.

When I had both the OS/MythTV/datbase and the recordings on the same
drive I experienced more frequent failures.

One other important thing is to reduce the writes to the disk devices by
adding "noatime,nodiratime" to the /etc/fstab mounts.

If you wish to read more about my experience, see the following article
I wrote on the topic:

Why Consider RAID for PVR Recordings and Solid State Drive for Mythbuntu
Operating System?


On 2019-01-23 9:31 a.m., James Abernathy wrote:
> 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.

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