[mythtv-users] Symlink for /storage/videos ?

jedi at mishnet.org jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Nov 21 16:55:17 UTC 2007

> On Tue, November 20, 2007 7:20 pm, Levander wrote:
>> lanas wrote:
>>> Hi there,
>>>   Is it OK to use a symlink for /storage/videos or will this mess
>>> something up ?  I plan to add another drive to the box.

No problems.

You just have to make sure to present your backend storage to the
frontends whatever you do. If something connects to this jumble
via NFS, it has to see the same jumble that the original system

In my case, that means 4 NFS shares that contain mythvideo files.


The other volumes point their files back to /home/media/DVD.

It's a little messy but it works fine in practice.

>> No idea about the symlink.  I would assume no because I've used symlinks
>> for lots of crazy stuff under Linux.  I've never noticed any difference
>> between a symlink and a regular folder.
>> But, you know that you can just mount the new disk on /storage/videos in
>> /etc/fstab?
> ... or mount the new HD as a subdir, as in:
> As root, add to /etc/fstab
>   /dev/hd<new>  /storage/videos/more  ext3 defaults 0 0
> As root, run:
>   mkdir /storage/videos/more
> Either reboot (the M$ way) or as root, run
>   mount /storage/videos/more
> If it returns w/o message, you have the new drive mounted. fstab will
> automagically mount it in the future.
> IIRC, in video storage, subdirs are automatically recognized.
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