Sometimes it pays to talk about your hobbies at work. As most of you know I am a music junkie and while I don’t have the biggest collection out there it is on the heavier side clocking in around 165.1 GB; 32552 tracks playable over 102.6 days straight. The box that my collection resides on is a bit of a lumpy headed hydra with a 60 GB master flanked by 80 GB and 200 GB spares which makes it inelegant at best and often a pain in the ass to set up and administer proper backups. In steps my boss with a pair of 400 GB SATA drives and a controller card, “Make a mirrored set and sleep well at night”.
So here’s my plan to get my new massive storage set up and running:
- Upgrade box from Ubuntu 5.10 to 6.06.
- Shut down and add controller card and drives.
- Bring up box and cross fingers that all is recognized.
- Add logical set to fstab.
- Enjoy my new expanded storage!
If all goes well then I have the near insurmountable task of retagging and organizing my entire collection into something that is less like a roomful of socks that blew up and more like a well ordered library. A whole different beast that I’m not too keen on tackling. If anyone knows any bash scripts that can help automate moving files in to folders based on Artist/Album I’m all eyes and ears.