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

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Wed Jun 29 03:17:02 UTC 2005

Hamish Moffatt wrote:

>On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 07:57:43PM -0500, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>>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.
>How would it know whether a particular location has sufficient disk
>space for a scheduled recording?
How does it know now?   If Myth already has a mechanism to deal with 
full disk situations, it will work regardless of where the recording is 
destined, as long as it is checking the appropriate location for free 
space.   Again, this is one of there areas that could be enhanced by 
multiple locations in that if the default location for particular 
recording is full, Myth could be instructed to make various decisions on 
whether to expire content from the drive or simply record in a different 


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