[mythtv-users] Best Filesystem Type?
bfoddy at visi.com
Fri Apr 13 04:22:08 UTC 2007
On Thursday 12 April 2007 09:02 pm, David Rees wrote:
> On 4/12/07, Brian Foddy <bfoddy at visi.com> wrote:
> > On Thursday 12 April 2007 02:33 am, David Campbell wrote:
> > > Brian Foddy wrote:
> > > > As Brian Wood said, some have better luck; I guess I'm one of them.
> > > > I've been using XFS on a 350GB filesystem for 3-5 years with myth
> > > > and never had a single problem filesystem related, currently its on
> > > > a software raid0 of 5 drives. And I regularly let the system reach
> > > > within 5gb free and auto erase.
> > >
> > > Doesn't it scare the wotsits off you that if for whatever reason the
> > > volume gets full you are toast?
> > I disagree with the foundation of your question. How full does it have
> > to be and what is supposed to be the disaster you predict?
> Dave is referring to the fact that you are storing everything on a
> RAID 0 array consisting of 5 drives, increasing your chances of data
> loss by 5 times by eliminating redundancy.
> Considering that most drives start dying off much more frequently as
> they approach and surpass 5 years in age, I would be worried, too!
So its not the XFS, but the disk raid itself. Hey, its just TV shows.
Its some help they are commercial quality 10K scsi drives, but sure
they could die tomorrow and I guess I'd miss a week of my favorite
With a little more jingle in my pocket, I'll try and build up a
5 drive sata raid5 system, 2+ tb, but not ready for that yet.
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