[mythtv-users] Hardware Setup Advice
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu May 24 16:14:09 UTC 2012
On 05/24/2012 06:19 AM, Terjesen Jens Peder wrote:
> From: John Drescher
>> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 8:27 AM, John Drescher wrote:
>>>> Any tips, greatly appreciated.
>>> Put the OS / database on an SSD. Get at least a 64GB one for improved
>>> write endurance.
>> You probably want to also record to more than 1 storage group at a time. I would use independent disks.
> I don't think you need to record to more than one storage group to get load balancing over several disks.
> Actually I am sure you would want to.
> As I understand it, if you connect several disks to one storage group then MythTV will do the balancing according to the criteria you choose.
Right. The confusion here is (once again) that a Storage Group is just
a name for a list of directories. Too many people think that "Storage
Group" means directory. It does not. :)
has an example of Storage Groups and directories.
So, basically, you need one or more Storage Groups, such that those
Storage Groups contain directories, which provide access to multiple
file systems, ideally such that you have as many file systems available
as you will do concurrent recordings. So, if you're doing 20 concurrent
recordings, you'd ideally have 20 file systems available within the
Storage Group(s) you use, which means you'd have at least 20 directories
specified within the one Storage Group.
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