[mythtv-users] Deleting Recordings does not release Disk Space

Curtis Stanford curtis at stanfordcomputing.com
Thu Oct 14 15:48:36 UTC 2004

On Oct 14, 2004, at 9:30 AM, Joseph A. Caputo wrote:

> On Thursday 14 October 2004 11:00, Aaron Frerichs wrote:
>>> Slight correction... AFAIK, NFS does not "combine" disparate
>>> filesystems.  All NFS does it allow you to export a filesystem or
>>> portion of a filesystem from one system, and mount the exported
>>> filesystem on another machine on the network.  It's similar to the
>>> way
>>> you'd use Samba (or Windows) shares.
>>> -JAC
>> I am seeing this problem also.  It really isn't much of an issue for
>> me, but I thought since Isaac said it could be fixed by sharing files
>> over NFS that I would give that a try.  I know how to set up NFS, but
>> I only use remote frontends, so how would I get a remote frontend to
>> use the files shared by NFS instead of having the backend server
>> stream to it?
> I've never set up a remote frontend myself, but I believe if you mount
> the NFS share under the same path name as it exists on the backend
> server, then mythfrontend will look there first for recordings before
> trying to stream from the backend.
> i.e., if your recordings are in /mnt/store/mythtv on the backend, then
> mount the NFS export under /mnt/store/mythtv on the remote frontend.
> -JAC

I've been running a remote frontend since day 1 and have never used NFS
to mount my recordings. I've also never had this problem deleting 
What's the point of having the backend if you have to mount the 
recordings with


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