[mythtv] New idea for storing recordings to disks

Min Idzelis min123 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 21:13:11 UTC 2005

I really like the idea of remote network storage. If you are running
out of space on a local machine, some of the older recordings can be
moved to the remote network storage instead of being auto-expired. Of
course, if the remote storage is slow (over an internet link for
example) you'd want to start moving the older files far in advance of
when you'll need that space. On the flip side, it would also be nice
to be able to pull down files from the network storage for viewing

Just an idea....

On 6/27/05, Kevin Kuphal <kuphal at dls.net> wrote:
> Brandon Beattie wrote:
> >Recordings would work like this.  Just like in various mythplugins you
> >would be able to specify various locations to store recordings to.  This
> >wouldn't be hard of course.. if that directory doesn't have enough
> >space, use another directory. If no directories exist, expire a file
> >from the directory with the most amount of space in it.  Of course there
> >could be different ways to expire, move files, to balance used space..
> >
> >Comments?
> >
> >
> I've had this idea in my todo list for a while.  Quite simply, I would
> add a column to the recorded table that would store the storage group
> (as an integer number).  There would be a new storagegroup table that
> would, at first, simply be a numericaly indexed list of
> RecordingPrefixes.  If no storage group was specified for a recording,
> it would fall back to RecordedFilePrefix as the current system does.
> Recording profiles could be assigned to a storage group so all new
> recordings would be saved there and also exisiting recordings could be
> moved between groups.
> The reason I imagined a separate table would be for more advanced
> features where each storage group could have their own expiration
> settings, etc.
> The coding itself is probably very easy for this basic functionality.
> There are only a handful of places that use Recorded FilePrefix.  Of
> course this is just the foundation work for some of the things you
> mentioned in regards to Myth making choices about where to store files.
> I simply was interested in it because I don't want to use LVM (for the
> reasons you noted) or RAID when I could just as easily use different
> mountpoints if only Myth would have the ability to use more than one.
> Kevin
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