[mythtv-users] Mytharchive mysteries

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Dec 12 22:27:24 UTC 2010

Sorry to do this, but *bump*

On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> 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

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