[mythtv-users] Partitioning 1TB disk to MythTV
travis at tabbal.net
Tue Jun 29 14:39:33 UTC 2010
On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 5:22 PM, Josu Lazkano <josu.lazkano at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for every post! I have lots of information to start with it. I
> ama Debian user, I will install on Squeeze with debian-multimedia
> So first I will buy a 2,5 SATA drive to /, any recomendation?
> (capacity, rpm, file system type, ...)
> About the 1TB drive, I found this interesting link:
> Which is the best way to format the drive on Debian in XFS?
> Thank you very much, I have lots of work to do.
Capacity, not much is needed. As I mentioned, I used a 40G. I seem to
recall only using about 5 of that though. My current primary backend
is using 9.8G, but it's also hosting the netboot image for the
frontends, so it has nearly 2x the space used. RPM, I used 5400, but
7200 would help with seeks which the database will be doing somewhat
frequently. Might be worth the small extra cost if you're buying a new
drive anyway. Filesystem, I don't really know if there's one that
would be better for / than anything else. I just use ext4 for that.
For XFS, I just use mkfs.xfs then update /etc/fstab to include the
allocsize parameter in the link you posted. 512m seems to work well
for me as well. My mount options are currently
"noatime,nodiratime,logbufs=8,allocsize=512m". Nothing real special in
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