[mythtv-users] File system setup
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Wed Sep 6 21:21:48 UTC 2006
I cant comment too much on JFS, but XFS has been great for me for
years. That is why I would use it. Over a terabyte of data, LVM
resize and no problems with XFS growing etc..... Very fast deletes as
Quoting Chris McCuller <cpmccull at valdosta.edu>:
> I figure I can use MythBurn to archive what I really want to DVD, and if
> lose the rest, no biggie, so redundancy isn't an important factor for me.
> I've read that JFS and XFS are the two best filesystems to use for video
> storage...the MythWiki stated that they both run about the same, with
> XFS taking up more CPU cycles than JFS.
> with an Athlon64 3000+ and 1GB of RAM, any advantages or disadvantages
> to going with XFS over JFS?
> Chris McCuller cpmccull at valdosta.edu
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> list at onnow.net wrote:
>> I think your setup is good. It depends if you want redundancy. If
>> you dont care about losing your data and just want lots of storage
>> space, LVM the whole lot. If you do care, raid as you specify on
>> recordings and your mysql database.
>> I have had great luck with XFS too BTW. Handles lage files very well.
>> Quoting Chris McCuller <cpmccull at valdosta.edu>:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm about to build my first myth box, and have been going round and
>>> round about how to setup the filesystem. I have 3 internal 80GB HDDs (2
>>> IDE, 1 SATA), and an external USB2 500GB HDD. Initial thoughts were to
>>> use the SATA drive as the system drive, RAID0 the two IDE 80s as the
>>> 'recording' drive, and use the 500GB external as storage for recorded
>>> shows that I wanted to archive. Decided that setup doesn't make maximum
>>> use of my HDD capacity. The next idea was using LVM (based off of the
>>> MythWiki) to combine all said drives into one large logical volume
>>> group, then break off chunks into logical volumes for various tasks suhc
>>> as recording, music, and stored shows. I'm leaning towards this setup as
>>> I think it will make maximum use of my space and it allows me to extend
>>> my volumes as I choose.
>>> What have some of you setup for storage, and how has it worked out for you?
>>> Thanks so much!
>>> Chris McCuller
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