[mythtv-users] 'Good stuff' v 'everyday' storage setup question

Nigel Pearson nigel at ind.tansu.com.au
Fri Apr 8 00:22:59 UTC 2011

Harry Coin asked:

> I bet there are many who like me separate their media world into 
> generally two buckets, 'important to keep over the years' and 
> 'everyday'.    Favorite shows, home movies, and the like we want to 
> store on backed up media/RAID.  The everyday material can accumulate on 
> lone backend server drives as when those eventually die it's a bother 
> but not a heartbreak.
> The struggle I'm having with mythtv is setting up a disk storage 
> structure that reflects that fact while being usable.

I still do it the old-fashioned way. TV recordings are temporary,
Videos are long-term. /myth/tv and /myth/video are separate
volumes and disc devices.

If random bit of TV is worth keeping, it either gets
archived onto a DVD for my wife to use at school,
or I move it into the videos directory. 

Storage groups have probably complicated this a little,
but there used to be a script that could be run as a
"User Job" to move a TV recording into the videos dir.

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