[mythtv-users] OT: Filesystems for recordings
bishoptf at gmail.com
Tue Nov 28 17:37:04 UTC 2006
Something to keep in mind, when I was reading about filesystems and LVM,
neither JFS and/or XFS can be shrunk if needed. A good example would be you
have a failing drive and would like to replace it, I think if you google and
look for it you will come across several threads that talk about this.
On 11/28/06, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/28/06, Allan Wilson <allanwilson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am planning on rebuilding my mythbackend since I got in some new
> > and I am planning on using LVM to span across a couple of drives. I have
> > or 5 video sources through PVR cards and firewire. I will have somewhere
> > the neighborhood of 1 to 1.5 TB of storage. I was wondering what
> > would recommend for using as the filesystem type for the LVM storage?
> > go around I was using XFS but I was wondering if there was something
> > to use because of all the read/writes and large filesystem size. So what
> > you think.
> I like XFS for my recordings drive. I use ext3 for my system drives
> on all my systems as its fine for that work and handles power outages
> well. One thing you can do, if this partition will only be for large
> files is to set the block size to 4K (mkfs.xfs -b size=4096).
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