[mythtv-users] union file systems: unionfs vs aufs vs mhddfs vs etc

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat May 7 19:26:48 UTC 2011

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 12:30 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On 5/5/2011 12:02, Steven Adeff wrote:
>> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 11:57 AM, Raymond Wagner<raymond at wagnerrp.com>  wrote:
>>> On 5/5/2011 11:35, Steven Adeff wrote:
>>>> My main need for one is for read only purposes, to union a few 2TB
>>>> drives for MythVideo use since storage groups are not yet fully
>>>> functional for this purpose and don't provide for the tree layout I
>>>> wish to have.
>>> The only thing lacking in storage groups currently is the support for
>>> encrypted ISOs.  If multiple directories are defined in the storage
>>> group, their trees are seamlessly merged together, and you should have
>>> no indication that the content exists on separate volumes.  How exactly
>>> is this blocking your preferred tree layout?
>> When I initially tried to set MythVideo to use the storage group
>> instead of pointing it to a specific directory, all the content was
>> "mashed" together, so TV shows, movies, etc. that I like to have in
>> separated "folders" within the MythVideo interface were all one and
>> the same. Right now I have my directories with this content, which
>> sits on a couple different drives bind'ed all within one directory for
>> MythVideo to look at. I've recently filled these drives and purchased
>> a few more but would rather not have TV1, TV2, Movies1, Movies2, in
>> the tree structure.
> Each root storage group directory must follow the structure you want the
> layout in MythTV to follow.  If you have multiple TV and Movie folders,
> you do not want to add each of them as their own storage group folder.
> You want to add one folder per filesystem.
> /mnt/disk1
>   |----- videos
>      |------ TV
>      |------ Movies
> /mnt/disk2
>   |----- more_videos
>      |------ TV
>      |------ Movies
> In the above example, instead of adding each of /mnt/disk1/videos/TV,
> /mnt/disk2/more_videos/TV, etc... to the storage group, you would only
> add /mnt/disk1/videos and /mnt/disk2/more_videos.  The two root folders
> will be merged together, and at the root of MythVideo, you will see
> combined versions of TV and Movies.  Note that if you are in 'browse
> mode', this merging will not happen, and you will instead see videos and
> more_videos at the root view of MythVideo.

sweet, looks like it's working! thanks all!

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