[mythtv-users] limited space on 1st HD, transfer some recordings to 2nd HD; transcodings sometimes nuv where mpg is expected

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 02:43:20 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 3:30 PM, James Miller <gajs-f0el at dea.spamcon.org> wrote:
> Hi all. I have 2 HD's in my Myth box: the one the OS is on is an 80 GB drive
> that has a fair amount of free space on it, while the other is a 160 GB
> drive I have mounted at /var/lib/mythtv. I'm running a bit low on space on
> the 160 GB drive, and as a possible solution I'm looking at transcoding
> commercials out of some of the recordings I want to keep, moving those
> recordings to a directory under my user's home directory on the 80 GB drive,
> then placing symlinks to those files under /var/lib/mythtv/videos. Does that
> sound like a really daft way of dealing with the space problem I'm
> confronting?

Add the target directory as a storage group (mythtv-setup) and just
move the recordings. The system will find them, no need for symlinks.

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