Storage question

Graham Allan allan at
Wed Sep 9 16:12:33 UTC 2015

On 9/9/2015 11:04 AM, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
> Hmmmm .... could you amplify on that point about no compression w/
> MythTV ? This box will have 16 GB of RAM & 32 GB of swap, so I *think* I
> will be OK on RAM. I will probably stream video over my network most of
> the time, but might be using the ZFS as well .... I just got done
> copying the stuff from
> verbatim into
> 2 shell scripts to automate the setup, but if there are known issues w/
> MythTV & ZFS+compression, more rethinking will be needed.

Just that media files tend not to compress further. I have ZFS on my 
home NAS box too, and though I do still have compression enabled I 
shouldn't because the compression ratio is 1.00!

I also wouldn't hesitate to use ZFS on a machine with 16G or 8G RAM.

The system installer does a fine job of setting it up for you (including 
a separate partition for swap).


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