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

Tom Dexter digitalaudiorock at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 15:31:39 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:21 AM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Mike

That's odd...I've never touched anything regarding storage groups, and
the 0.20 to 0.21 upgrade appears to have automatically added my
original directory from the settings table to the default storage


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