[mythtv-users] Storage Groups, free space, (and auto-expire?)

Ryan Steffes rbsteffes at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 14:20:11 UTC 2007

On 10/24/07, Brian Guilfoos <mythtv at guilfoos.com> wrote:
> Ryan Steffes wrote:
> > The "easiest" way is a simple script run at regular intervals that
> > checks mythshutdown to see if things are idle, then checks disk space
> > to see if something is getting full, then proceeds to move files from
> > the smaller drive to the larger drive.  If they are in the same
> > storage group, which drive they are on doesn't matter much.
> I knew somebody here would have useful info.  This was exactly what I
> was thinking of, except I wasn't aware of what mythshutdown was capable
> of (and it's *very* useful for this).  It should be pretty trivial to
> run "mythshutdown -s", parse the return code, and then mv files around
> as needed.
> As I only have one Storage Group, I could easily automate what I'm doing
> manually every few days now.  If you've got multiple storage groups, I
> still think you'd need to query the database to make sure you only move
> recordings around within that SG.  It seems you could still do that in a
> bash script with a "mysql --execute" command.  Again, I'm willing to
> work on something more robust if there is interest.

I'm not sure the appropriate method exactly, but if you go the script
route I THINK you could write your script and attach it to a ticket
for approval and have them add it into the contrib directory.  It'd be
handy; I'd use it!


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