[mythtv-users] Multiple directories
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Nov 20 10:55:50 UTC 2007
On 11/20/2007 05:29 AM, Nicolas Will wrote:
> I still want to keep things simple, with the stability of the current
> release (maintain WAF and a clean production system), but still
> additional storage, even if it is still less than optimal, without
> running a script regularly,
You know that the myth_archive_job.pl script can be run for you--either
as a user job or a cron job.
> while waiting for the great features of .21.
> I'd like to have the following distribution across my disks:
> * Old disk
> * System and apps
> * content
> * Music
> * Pictures
> * Part of the videos
> * temp stuff for ripping, archiving
> * New disk
> * Content
> * Other part of the videos
> * TV recordings
> Could I just:
> 1. Mount the new disk somewhere else (/srv/mythtv as strongly
> suggested here)
> 2. create new recordings and videos directories on that new disk
> 3. move all the recording files to this new recordings directory
> 4. tell mythbackend that recordings are now in the new directory on
> the new disk
> 5. tell MythVideo that there is an additional directory in where to
> fish for videos
> 6. check that recording are still all there and playing on the
> 7. delete the recordings on the old disk
> It appears that recordings in the DB are only referenced by their file
> names ("basename" value in the "recorded" table), without any path info,
> which it must get from the "RecordfilePrefix" value in the "settings"
> table. It should work, in theory, from what I've seen, if the
> Mythtv-setup is not trying to be too clever about it. Otherwise, I guess
> I could try hitting the DB entry manually.
> Anything I should know about that?
> hey, at least I'm not rushing it! ;o)
> Thanks for your help/opinion/experience/pointers.
Yep. The directory you specify for your recordings directory is the
only reference to the location of the recordings. I highly recommend,
though, that you change values through the UI, not directly in the DB.
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