[mythtv-users] FW: Help understand the interface of Myth Media & Video Gallery
jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Feb 3 16:26:18 UTC 2011
On Thu, Feb 03, 2011 at 03:19:55PM +0000, John Pilkington wrote:
> On 03/02/11 14:31, Richard Morton wrote:
> >2 things
> >The recommendation is to have at least 2 physical drives. One for os
> >temp and database and media on a separate drive. This is for performance
> >as the db is worked fairly hard at times and could otherwise cause
> >stutters of playback.
> >Some people are spreading it out further than the above.
> >/var/lib/mythtv is the default location, and ensure that recordings are
> >going into sub directories (that dont exist when the mount fails -
> >mounting hides the underlying files that exist in that mount point /
> >directory before the mount.
> >This ensures that if the mount fails the os partition isnt just filled
> >up to the brim and causes all sorts of other issues.
> This looks to me to be true but potentially confusing. His /Store/
> folder is already on a different spindle, and Storage Groups make
> the default location irrelevant.
/media is a part of the root filesystem.
/var at least is something that is traditionally itself set apart.
Although filling up /var is not a good idea either.
Something like a separate /home partition would be a better mount point
for media where there is the possibility that you might fill up the disk and
the target device might not mount properly.
If you are completely new to Unix, it will all seem confusing. So you
might as well do it in the most robust way possible.
My own recordings directory/drive is mounted off of /home.
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