[mythtv-users] migrating a backend

Jason Weida jason.m.weida at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 01:04:40 UTC 2009

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 10:10 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:

> I'd go even further than that. I'd keep both current drives. Get something
> small for the OS and put storage on the 250. After things prove out with
> the
> new system you can add the 160 easily (you may want to add even more), or
> even add the 40GB back.

I quite like this idea, and I have a couple of 40 GB drives laying around
collecting dust, so it's definitely doable.  I had considered doing it this
way at first, I'm not sure why I talked myself out of it.  I'm not doing any
version change, so I'll just do a fresh install on a new 40GB system drive
and the 250GB storage drive.  Shut down, plug the existing 160 GB storage
drive in, power back up and then restore the database to the system drive
from the flash drive.

The only thing I'm not clear on is the mount point for the storage drives.
Currently, my 160 GB storage drive is mounted at /myth.  Can I somehow mount
both the storage drives to /myth and the extra storage space will magically
show up, or do I need to have two different mount points (like /myth1 and
/myth2) and somehow indicate to the backend it needs to use both?  Seems
like when I tried this before, I could only mount one partition to a
directory (/myth).  If I tried to mount a second drive to (/myth), the first
one disappeared.

> After all, it's only Television.
This is true, but as I'm sure most of us here like the challenge of pulling
off the (nearly) impossible ;-).  I'll get a lot more satisfaction from this
operation if I can make it go super smoothly.  But if not, oh well, I'm sure
I'll learn from it.
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