[mythtv-users] Mytharchive mysteries

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sat Dec 11 22:28:25 UTC 2010

On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 3:15 AM, John Pilkington <J.Pilk at tesco.net> wrote:
> 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.

tried it set to both and either setting gives the same results.

> At present I'd welcome your temperature problem.

don't worry, when you are warm, we will be cold. (and I won't have to
worry about the ***** swimming pool for 6 or 7 months)

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