[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #4770: DB backup storage group included in free space calculation

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Feb 26 00:51:13 UTC 2008

On 02/24/2008 11:28 PM, MythTV wrote:
> #4770: DB backup storage group included in free space calculation
>  I use a directory for the DB backup storage group that is not used for
>  storing MythTV recordings. However, the directory still shows up in
>  Machine Status and its capacity is included in the Total Disk Space
>  calculations.

It is currently known that the MythTV backend status page will list all
configured storage groups--including special groups, even if they're not
used for recordings.  However, thanks to the changes that Janne made in
the code that calculates the amount of free space required (code which
ensures recordings are only autoexpired on filesystems to which
recordings are being stored), this has absolutely no negative effect on
MythTV's internal usage/needed calculations.  Therefore, it's currently
only a cosmetic issue.  (And, I should add, I have the exact same
configuration, so I see the same on my system.)

The changes that George Nassus is making to allow the use of Storage
Groups for MythVideo will include changes that add a storage group
"type" to each storage group.  Once these changes have been
finished/committed, I will be doing a patch which modifies the backend
status page to enumerate storage information by storage group type.  So,
you'll see storage information for your "recordings" storage groups, and
for your "DB Backups" storage groups, and for your "Thumbnails" storage
groups (which should exist by the time the type changes are complete), ...

Rather than add a hack that simply ignores the "DB Backups" storage
group directories, I felt it was better to wait until the proper fix
could be completed.  This will mean that 0.21 will not include the fix,
but it will be there for 0.22.


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