[mythtv-users] Multiple directories

Nicolas Will nico at youplala.net
Tue Nov 20 11:27:37 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-11-20 at 06:14 -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 11/20/2007 06:04 AM, Nicolas Will wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-11-20 at 05:55 -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> >   
> >> 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.
> >>     
> > So using the UI will just change the DB entry and will not try to
> move
> > things around or do any cross-referencing at all.
> >   
> Right.  It's still up to you to move the recordings to the new
> location.

     1. stop the backend
     2. mythtv-setup
     3. change the location from /var/lib/mythtv/recordings
        to /srv/mythtv/recordings/
     4. mv /var/lib/mythtv/recordings/* /srv/mythtv/recordings/
     5. check perms just to be sure
     6. restart backend
     7. check that I can play/delete/have new recordings

and I'm done, without scripts or cron jobs

sub-optimal storage usage? yes, but clever people will be helping me
with this in a short enough time-frame :o)

Thanks again for this, and for MythTV in general, I certainly have a
great respect for what you are producing.


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