[mythtv-users] Putting the OS and database on a separate spindle on mythbuntu

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Thu Feb 18 12:50:40 UTC 2010

Johnny Walker wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 8:44 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is it me or are mythbuntu making it harder to do the above on a default install?
>> Common advice seems to be to put the operating system and mysql
>> database on a separate disk to your recordings. Makes sense on a busy
>> system with lots of recordings going on and/or being watched.
>> Trouble is the database by default is in /var/lib/mysql/ and
>> recordings (again by default) is in /var/lib/mythtv/recordings/ . The
>> installer makes /var/lib/ on a separate partition.
>> This seems to make it pretty hard to follow the common recommendation.
>> I guess you end up with:
>> disk 1: / and /var/lib/mysql/
>> disk2: /var/lib/
>> or else change the default recordings location.
> I added a second drive and mounted it at /usr/local/storage - created
> mythtv folder and then copied the recording there from
> /var/lib/mythtv/blah and then symlinked back to folders at
> /usr/local/storage/mythtv/blah
> Didn't even take 30 mins but you may have more recordings to move than I did.
> I didn't mess with database.
Why bother? Why not just update your storage directory to /usr/local/storage in 
mythtv-setup? Saves all the farting around copying files and generating symlinks...


Mike Perkins

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