[mythtv-users] storage directories

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Jul 11 23:59:22 UTC 2010

  On 07/11/2010 06:56 PM, Mark Small wrote:
> On July 10, 2010 17:34:08 Raymond Wagner wrote:
>> On 7/10/2010 15:15, Mark J. Small wrote:
>>> So here's my question:  How do I stop recording to the third directory
>>> (the one on the slave)?
>> Remove that directory from any storage groups that it shows up on in
>> mythtv-setup on the slave backend, and then restart the backend.
> Sounds great, except that the directory isn't in any storage groups on the
> slave.  In fact there are no storage groups defined on the slave.  Maybe I
> should create one?

It's inherited from the master backend.  Remote backend storage group 
/directory lists/ simply override the lists defined on the master 
backend.  Or, put another way, you can /define/ storage groups (SG names 
and their associated list of directories) only on the master backend; 
you simply (and only) override storage group directory lists on the 
remote backends.  This is exactly why the /proper/ solution for the 
majority of users is to do as you've done--define storage groups /only/ 
on the master backend.  Then, when you want to add or remove a directory 
from a storage group, you only need to make that change in a single 
location--the master backend's mythtv-setup.

IMHO, the /only/ reason anyone should ever specify a list of directories 
on anything other than the master backend is if the user has 
misconfigured his/her system and for some reason wants to use a specific 
directory name only on one system or another but--and here's the 
"misconfiguration" part--for some crazy reason has created said 
directory on the system that shouldn't use that directory.

The master backend should have a list of *all* directories used by *all* 
hosts.  You may add a directory path for a directory that exists on all, 
some, or only one of the hosts (even if it doesn't exist on the master 

http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/423104#423104 has a 
much more extensive description.


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