[mythtv-users] Multiple media storage directories? (was Large Drive setup for myth)

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Mon Sep 11 19:24:51 UTC 2006

this would be a great option from the frontend.  "Archive to OLD" or  
something.  Then specify in your setup where to copy the old show/data  
to along with an auth database update to reflect that.


Quoting jack snodgrass <mrlinuxgroups at gmail.com>:

> I took a peek at the database. I'll have to experiment more with
> my test system when I get home... the recorded table is the only
> one I see that lists the filename of the show. It does not contain
> path info. My first test will be to move a show from
> /mnt/store to /mnt/store/directory1 and change the datbase entry
> to be directory1/show.mpg and see if that works. If it does,
> then I can just use a script to 'age' shows from the main
> /mnt/store partiion to other partions mounted as sub directories.
> and update the SQL records as needed.
> I'll test that out when I get home.
> jack
> On 9/11/06, Jay R. Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 11, 2006 at 01:47:26PM -0500, jack snodgrass wrote:
>> > Maybe my concerns for LVM are unfounded. I am sure that LVM is
>> > 'stable' but I'm more concerned with hardware failures.
>> >
>> > Say that you have a 1.5TB LVM partition made up of 4-5 drives. What
>> > happens to the 1.5TB of data if you loose one of the drives? Do you
>> > loose just the data on the drive... or do you screw up the whole LVM
>> > partition? How easy is it to get the 1.5TB - less the failed drive -
>> > back up and available? I'd hate to loose it all if one of the drives
>> > cratered.
>> You will.
>> Well, maybe you won't lose *everything*... but what's happening there
>> is roughly that you're using the LVM software drivers to emulate RAID-0
>> longitudinal striping, and then putting *one* filesystem on top of it.
>> If one of those drives blows, you're going to have a 200GB hole in the
>> middle of your 1TB filesystem, and yes, fsck will probably not be happy
>> about that.
>> There has been intermittent talk over the last couple years about
>> making MythTV know how to deal with multiple media storage directories.
>> I haven't been following either list too tightly, so I don't know
>> what's come of that topic lately.  Anybody know?
>> Cheers,
>> -- jra
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