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Old 10-28-2018, 04:28 AM
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Gigantic Partition - Multiple Sage Folders?

I have just switched to a gigantic NAS, primarily for SageTV -- 20+ TB.
My question is whether sage is better served by multiple smaller folders with less files, or a single recordings folder on the device with a huge number of files (about 2/3 full with ~24000 files in the recordings folder right now, including com-skip, my, properties and others -- about 4300 recordings)?

Edit -- this is under windows...
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Old 10-28-2018, 02:52 PM
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I have just switched to a gigantic NAS, primarily for SageTV -- 20+ TB.
My question is whether sage is better served by multiple smaller folders with less files, or a single recordings folder on the device with a huge number of files (about 2/3 full with ~24000 files in the recordings folder right now, including com-skip, my, properties and others -- about 4300 recordings)?

Edit -- this is under windows...
In the past (SageTV V7) I had problems recording multiple streams to a NAS device. You may want to run a test with multiple recording streams and monitor the results.

I currently record to a local drive and the files I want to keep get moved to my NAS. Playback from the NAS has never been an issue.
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Old 10-28-2018, 03:24 PM
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I had that problem many years ago with dedicated RAID array -- even though the array benched 3 or 4x faster than a single drive -- I realized that bench and use were different <sigh>. But it was one of my concerns going into this. Right now, I have sage set to use multiple drives if recording simultaneously (I forget the setting -- something about disk record bandwidth, I think). So far, no problems with that -- but sage is much slower to respond now that I have all of the files on the NAS instead of spread across ? 8 ea of 2 TB drives. I thought that it might be that almost all of my files are in the same folder.
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Old 10-28-2018, 03:45 PM
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I have just switched to a gigantic NAS, primarily for SageTV -- 20+ TB.
My question is whether sage is better served by multiple smaller folders with less files, or a single recordings folder on the device with a huge number of files (about 2/3 full with ~24000 files in the recordings folder right now, including com-skip, my, properties and others -- about 4300 recordings)?

Edit -- this is under windows...
The smaller folders that you are referring to: will each folder have it's own allocated free space, or can each folder automatically expand until all free space is depleted on the drive?

When I was running Sage under Windows, I had six separate drives, each with it's own free space. Now that I am running unRAID, Sage sees all of the drives as one large drive, with only a single amount of free space to worry about. So far, I like the unRAID approach better than what I was having to deal with in Windows.
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Old 10-29-2018, 04:21 AM
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The smaller folders that you are referring to: will each folder have it's own allocated free space, or can each folder automatically expand until all free space is depleted on the drive?

When I was running Sage under Windows, I had six separate drives, each with it's own free space. Now that I am running unRAID, Sage sees all of the drives as one large drive, with only a single amount of free space to worry about. So far, I like the unRAID approach better than what I was having to deal with in Windows.
They would all be on the same partition so would have the same (shared) free space.
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I donít think SageTV likes having more than one recording directory on the same partition. It screws up the free space calculations.
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