[mythtv-users] Mytharchive mysteries

John Pilkington J.Pilk at tesco.net
Sat Dec 11 14:15:43 UTC 2010

On 10/12/10 22:56, Nick Rout wrote:
> I am wanting to use mytharchive to create some dvd backups, playable
> as dvd's on a stb player. I have done this before on a combined fe/be
> system, some versions ago. I now have a split backend and two
> frontends, the backend being under the stairs.
> I am confused about whether this passage in the wiki is still accurate:
> "MythArchive is only guaranteed to work on combined frontend/backends.
> If you have MythArchive installed on a frontend-only machine it will
> not archive the video files stored on the backend, unless the
> recordings/video files folder is shared using NFS or CIFS (Samba) "
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/MythArchive
> When the 0.24 release notes say:
> "MythArchive
> Bug Fixes
>      * Fix adding MythVideo files when the file is stored in a storage
> group [24878] "
> I would have thought that if mytharchive now supports storage groups,
> that it might have worked from a remote front end. However when adding
> recordings in mytharchive on the remote frontend I get "Either you
> don't have any recordings or no recordings are available locally"
> I really don't feel like either sitting in the cupboard to set up the
> archiving, it's a little hot and claustrophobic at this time of year,
> nor mounting all my backend storage groups to matching directories on
> the frontend, (wasn't storage groups supposed to remove the need for
> this?)
> What is the best way forward?
> By the way I am on mythbuntu 10.04 with mythbuntu repos enabled,
> version of all myth packages is 24.0+fixes.20101210.df2d58b
I don't have 0.24 fired up at present, and my boxes are all fe/be.  In 
the 0.23 frontend Mytharchive Settings (2) screen there's a 'copy remote 
files' setting.  Of course that may only speed up access to recordings 
that have already been found, but it might be worth checking.

At present I'd welcome your temperature problem.

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