[mythtv-users] Moving to Storage Group (0.21-fixes)

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Nov 23 15:21:21 UTC 2009

On 11/23/2009 02:38 AM, Nick Rout wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 4:46 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 11/22/2009 09:24 PM, Nick Rout wrote:
>>>  Go to mythtv-setup and add /mnt/sdb1 to the default storage
>>> group. Note that /var/lib/mythtv/recordings is not listed as part of
>>> the default storage group.
>>> Move all files from /var/lib/mythtv/recordings to /mnt/sdb1. System
>>> works as normal.
>>> BUT now the system is only seeing a total of 1TB of storage with 280MB
>>> used. In other words /var/lib/mythtv/recordings doesn't seem to be
>>> counted any more, and I assume isn't being recorded to either.
>>> I had thought that by adding the new directory to the default storage
>>> group myth would record both to there and to the old location. Am I
>>> wrong?
>> It will, but--and here I quote you--"Note that /var/lib/mythtv/recordings is
>> not listed as part of the default storage group."  You seem to want both
>> /var/lib/mythtv/recordings and /mnt/sdb1/recordings (corrected, as above) in
>> the Default storage group, but you didn't configure it that way.
> So before I made these changes, what awas telling myth to record to
> /var/lib/mythtv/recordings? Is that another, non storage groups,
> setting? Or just a default?

Your system was likely falling back to the old pre-SG setting that 
specified the recordings directory.  It's only used if you don't have 
storage groups defined.  If you had never set up SG's after upgrading 
from 0.20, it would have done this.


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