[mythtv-users] Easy way to move recordings to another machine?

Carl Fongheiser carlfongheiser at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 20:09:58 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 2:58 PM, Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com>

> All -
> I currently have two backends - one with 1 SD tuner, 1 HDHR, and a
> cable box controlled over firewire; the other backend has one SD tuner
> and one digital HD tuner.
> Because of the quantity of tuners on my master backend, it's hard
> drives approach full quickly (primarily because of recording off the
> cable box).  The Slave backend, on the other hand, regularly has
> copious space.  I can copy the actual files from the MBE to the SBE
> over my network, but is there any easy way to let my Myth system know
> to look for the files on the slave rather than on the master?  Is this
> something that setting up two Storage Groups would rectify?

Actually, it's something that 1 storage group can rectify.  If you have both
master and slave directories in the default storage group on both backends,
it'll all work without a hitch.  In fact, if you have granted write access
to the slave directory for the master backend, it'll automatically start
using that storage if space gets tight on the first listed directory.  This
makes it \unnecessary to shuffle recordings around.
(Believe me, I used to have to do this a lot!)

Carl Fongheiser
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