[mythtv-users] Moving the location where my videos are stored...

Udo van den Heuvel udovdh at xs4all.nl
Wed Dec 13 06:44:34 UTC 2006

R. G. Newbury wrote:
>> Please help!
> I was talking about 2 distinct things: moving your recorded tv programs, 
> and moving your videos. 

For me they're the same. I record videos off air. Sorry for

> 'RecordFilePrefix' is the place where your 
> record tv programs are stored.

So it appears, yes.

> And the procedure to move your record tv programs is *IN THE DOCUMENTATION*.

The link I quoted?
It does backup various tables that do not hold paths at all.
Those tables reference to default storagegroups which are not mentioned
elsewhere (as far as I found).
Also I have a 0.21.somethign setup and I do not know how much truth the
documentation has for that version. That is why I asked here.
Because of teh various responses it appears that what I want is not an
easy task.

> You might want to take the trailing '/' off your changed 
> 'RecordFilePrefix' value as there is a '//' in the output.

Originally (in the old path) there was already a trailing slash which
did not show in the logs.
Only change is that the old path is /mnt/store/ and new path is /MythTV/
So there is a different amount of slashes.
Also use of filenames (!) for paths points to an issue there.

> I suggest that you remount the partition where it was, change the Record 
> FilePrefix back to what it was, and follow the procedure in the 
> documentation for changing your hardware.

Can I in that case try to *understand* why that procedure would work?
It backups tables.
It makes a change via the setup program (If I recall).
It restores the tables.
If the setup program only changes the RecordFilePrefix, what is different?

> IF and ONLY IF you want to live dangerously, after backing up the 
> database again (you did do that?) you might want to try running 
> myth.rebuilddatabase.pl against the new mount point partition, and see 
> what happens....Please report your result.

Interesting. Will do this.

> (Please note: this is your final examination and is worth 100% of your 
> mark for the term.)



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