[mythtv-users] multiple recording locations
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Sep 12 01:23:40 UTC 2007
On 09/11/2007 03:46 PM, joe.white at wachovia.com wrote:
> I have been looking thru the upcoming changes in .21 (I guess) and am
> curious about the ability to store recordings in multiple locations. Will
> that addition make it practical to record to a local drive then transcode
> off to a NAS?
Yes, but no more so than with 0.20 and below.
Basically, we don't yet have any feature for moving recordings; however,
with Storage Groups, you can just yank the recordings file from one
directory in your Storage Groups to another and it will be found (i.e.
you don't /have/ to tell Myth what you did).
However, you can still move things with 0.20 and--if you do it
correctly--you don't have to tell Myth...
> I tthink that some of the issues I have seen in recording
> to the separate raid storage device have to do with the write speeds of
> RAID5. They do not seem to happen when recording to single drives across
> the network.
With your 0.20 system, simply set your recordings dir to the local
drive. Then, after a show is recorded, transcode it. Then, move that
recording to the RAID and create a symlink in the recordings dir that
refers to the file on the RAID.
See myth_archive_job.pl for a script that will actually do the move/link
If your recordings dir is on the RAID now, when you change it you'll
need to create symlinks to all the existing recordings. You could do
this with a rather simple "find ... -exec " command. (I would also move
the PNG previews to the local drive (rather than creating links to them)
as they're small, anyway.)
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