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

Christopher Kerr mythtv at theseekerr.com
Fri Apr 8 01:40:51 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 10:22 AM, Nigel Pearson <nigel at ind.tansu.com.au> wrote:
> 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.


Uses the python bindings, so it understands storage groups.

- Chris

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