05 Mar 2006 @ 4:50 PM 

Remember the new hard drive? Well, I decided to stop the separation of the various media files between hda4 and hdb1, because it causes issues that require me to manually move recorded movies to the video share in order to free up the space on hda4 (which was the original purpose of the extra drive). So, I spent a few hours today moving 140 gigs of files around from drive to drive, so as to get the system up and running using the Logical Volume Manager system. Now that it’s up, it’s sweet and future maintenance will be crazy easy.

Previously, the df command showed

/dev/hda1 /
/dev/hda3 /cache
/dev/hda4 /myth

/dev/hdb1 /myth/video

Now, the df command shows:

/dev/hda1 /
/dev/hda3 /cache
/dev/mythvg/mythlv /myth

Physically, that /dev/mythvg/mythlv device is a logical device, spread across two physical devices, with a combined total available space of 365 gigabytes. Now, instead of having 120 gigs free on the video drive and 80 gigs free (and falling fast) free on the main myth drive, I’ve got 206 gigs free on the logical myth drive. And, if I decide to be a bigger packrat, I can grab a SATA drive or two and extend the logical volume group across the new drives as well. I’m gonna get a terabyte, babay!

Posted By: Gary
Last Edit: 05 Mar 2006 @ 04:52 PM

Categories: Geek, Linux, Video


Responses to this post » (2 Total)

  1. rtsai1111 says:

    1 PVR-500 is more expensive than 2 x PVR-150 because it takes up fewer PCI slots and requires only a single coaxial cable. PCI slots are valuable because you only have a few of them in your system. Your case is probably already pretty tight with two PCI cards, once you factor in trying to leave room in between them for ventilation. Have fun! 🙂

  2. Gary says:

    I realize why it’s worth a premium in the market (although from a manufacturing standpoint, it just means the 500 has a higher profit margin), but since my case has three open slots as it is and I have no likelihood of adding more PCI cards (more hard drives, sure), the 150s were a good fit for me. The LC13 case has plenty of space, and my motherboard has plenty of empty slots.

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