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

Marc drayson at net1plus.com
Sat Jan 19 18:34:55 UTC 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Michael T. Dean
> Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2008 1:14 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Additional backend not showing in Machine
> information in mythweb
> 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.
> Mike
> *Don't feel like typing out a full explanation of what this means, but
> Myth does the right thing.

I'm using the default group on all machines. So when you move the media from
one machine to the other the only value I have to change is the backend
where the video is located, aka hostname in the recorded table. Even if I
wasen't, the way I understand the database, I would just have to put it into
the right folder and update the hostname and the recgroup in the recorded
table to correct where it should be looking.


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