[mythtv-users] Raid1 home prevents mythbackend from starting.

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Mon May 23 06:45:43 UTC 2011

Douglas Peale wrote:

>... so I had the raid mount at a different location than /home 
>(/media/raid1), created a home directory on it, and made a soft link 
>from /home to the home directory on my mirror (/media/raid1/home).
>This seems to work fine, except mythbackend won't start anymore.
>This is an excerpt from the backend log:
>2011-05-22 21:58:25.592 mythbackend version: fixes/0.24 
>[v0.24.1-1-g347cd24] www.mythtv.org
>2011-05-22 21:58:25.594 Using runtime prefix = /usr
>2011-05-22 21:58:25.595 Using configuration directory = /home/mythtv/.mythtv
>2011-05-22 21:58:25.596 Unable to read configuration file mysql.txt

My guess is that the Myth code isn't following symlinks properly. 
What happens if you change the home location in /etc/passwd to match 
where you have put stuff ?

PS - I think your subject is misleading, I doubt this has anything to 
do with RAID, just a problem in finding a non-standard home directory 

Simon Hobson

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