[mythtv-users] LVM RAID 5 partition schemes
bob at smalltime.com
Wed Apr 6 22:51:22 UTC 2005
> I do mean software raid (md). Reading the archives I've come to understand
> that hardware (real or fake) raid 5 is a waste of time for most mythtv
My personal opinion is that RAID5 _is_ useful, if you consider the
tradeoff of money vs. time. How long would it take you to re-encode 200
DVD's or 500 CD's? While not everyone has such a large library of
content, not having to recreate it in case of a disk failure is a big
win for me.
So, it's really a matter of personal choice. At some point, if you have
enough "stuff", RAID looks more attractive. Because one day your hard
drive _will_ stop working!
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