[mythtv-users] Mytharchive mysteries

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sun Dec 12 23:48:16 UTC 2010

On 12/12/2010 18:45, Nick Rout wrote:
> 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?

That is my understanding.  It should work just like mythtranscode in 
that it still needs local file access to function, regardless of how the 
data is presented in the database.

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