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

Gabe Rubin gaberubin at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 17:28:52 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 10:19 AM, Johnny Russ <jruss at mit.edu> wrote:
>> What would happen if the mounted drive was not online?  In other
>> words, if I have an extra 100 gigs on my windows machine, have that
>> drive mounted on my backend (which is also my frontend), and then add
>> that path to the default storage group (/win2/myth), and I decide to
>> turn off my windows machine when myth is not writing to it, will it be
>> smart enough to realize that the drive is not accessible and only try
>> to write recordings to the local path (/video/recordings) instead of
>> the now-non-accessible CIFS mounted path?  Or am I just playing with
>> fire here?
> Yes Myth will handle this fine if you set your folders/mounts up the way
> described in the previous post. To clarify, you don't want to tell myth to
> record directly to a mount point, because the mount point will be a regular
> folder if the mount fails (e.g. your other machine is turned off). Since the
> folder is there Myth will record to it. However, your intention was to have
> it record to a remote file system mounted to that folder not into the local
> folder. But Myth can't make that distinction because you just give it a path
> and that path exists, so as far as Myth is concerned nohting is wrong.
> However, if you tell myth to record to a subfolder of your mounted
> filesystem, then when the system isn't mounted, Myth won't find that folder
> and it will move onto whatever else is available and record there.

So just that I understand, if I have /win2 as a mountpoint on my FE/BE
(which just points to the C drive on my windows machine) and on my
windows machine put a folder named myth on the C drive, and then set
up /win2/myth as the storage directory, everything should work fine?

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