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

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 20:15:40 UTC 2008

Ah - so just NFS mount the the other's recording drive onto each
machine?  Looks like I need to do some reading up on the storage group

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 4:09 PM, Carl Fongheiser
<carlfongheiser at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 2:58 PM, Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 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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