[mythtv-users] Issues with shared NFS media store

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Nov 29 02:24:33 UTC 2007

On 11/28/2007 08:59 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 11/26/2007 03:30 PM, Steve Rencontre wrote:
>> I have a setup with a master and slave backend which both store
>> recordings on the master. On the slave, I use NFS to access the disk on
>> the master, so I have something like:
>> Master:
>>     mount /dev/sdb1 /AVStore
>> Slave:
>>     mount master:/AVstore /AVStore
>> This works fine, except for the fact that Myth doesn't seem to have any
>> awareness that these two locations are actually the same, which gives
>> rise to a couple of problems.
>> The first, very minor, one is that 'System Status' thinks I have twice
>> the capacity that I actually have.
>> The other is that if, on the master, I try to access a recording made by
>> the slave, then even though the master has the file locally, it still
>> goes off to the slave to retrieve it. Worse, if I want to burn a DVD,
>> I'm told that I can't because the MythArchive plugin only supports local
>> files.
>> Have I missed something? Is there any way of telling Myth that the
>> slave's storage directory is not a local disk?
> Sounds like your NFS configuration is broken.  There should be a
> file--something like .nfslock or similar--in the recordings directory
> (/AVStore) whose sole purpose is to tell Myth that the directory is a
> shared directory.  I'm guessing that permissions are preventing that
> file from being accessed from one of your systems.  Remember that NFS
> permissions are done via uid/gid--/not/ by user name/group name.

Ignore this--now that I know you're using trunk.  Sorry for the
noise...  I was resending e-mails from the last couple of days that were
eaten by a POS hotel network.  (I'm always using port forwarding to my
own servers from now on.)  I didn't find the follow up on the thread
until I resent.


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