[mythtv] Re: New idea for storing recordings to disks

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Wed Jun 29 00:57:43 UTC 2005

Nigel Pearson wrote:

>     I am just wondering if all this is really necessary.
> It is not too hard to do this sort of thing via NFS/Samba
> and symlinks and a cron job or two (e.g. every 10 minutes
> if the recordings partition is more than X% full, move the
> oldest recordings to another partition/network-mount and
> replace with a symlink), and it means we are not adding
> extra complexity needlessly.

Except the script would tend to get complicated in disk full situations 
where Myth already has much of the functionality built in for that, it 
only needs to understand that RecordFilePrefix can be something other 
than a single value from the settings table.  Plus, this opens the door 
for a wide range of features related to disk management that can enhance 
the product.


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