[mythtv-users] Mytharchive mysteries

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Dec 12 23:45:22 UTC 2010

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 12:30 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On 12/10/2010 17:56, Nick Rout wrote:
>> "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"
> MythArchive now understands storage groups, meaning it can pull the relevant
> information from the database, and figure out where the files should be on
> the file system.  It does not yet have the ability to stream files through
> Myth Protocol

Thanks, glad I did the "bump".

Just to make sure I have it right, I assume this means that
mytharchive can work either on the backend, OR if the requisite
storage group is mounted on the frontend?

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