[mythtv-users] Additional backend not showing in Machine information in mythweb

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Jan 19 18:14:18 UTC 2008

On 01/19/2008 01:09 AM, Mitch Gore wrote:
> On Jan 18, 2008 11:45 PM, Marc <drayson at net1plus.com> wrote:
>> ...  This new machine does not have any cards in it but exists solely as
>> additional storeage. I will transfer video to the new machine by hand and
>> update the database to point to the new location. ...
> you can only have a backend if there are tuners in it.  When you run
> mythbackend and no tuners are defined it will give you a warning.
> a much simpler solution would be to mount the new computer/storage via NFS
> to your master backend.  Then add that directory as another storage
> directory.
> Not only will you see your additional storage but you wont have to deal with
> manually moving files over to the new storage (that is just crazy)

Which, BTW, is not required with Storage Groups (and the OP is using 
Storage Groups)--Myth will pick the "usable"* directory with the most 
free space.  Also--and far more importantly--manually updating the 
location of the files in the DB is not required--nor recommended--when 
using Storage Groups.


*Don't feel like typing out a full explanation of what this means, but 
Myth does the right thing.

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