[mythtv-users] Backend with storage group on raid array

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Oct 15 17:58:39 UTC 2011

On 10/15/2011 01:12 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> The quickest, easiest, and likely best solution will be to
> simply pick up one or two extra hard drives, connect those
> independently, and record to those instead.  If you've got a couple old
> 250GB+ drives laying around, those would work great.  If you want to
> retain the redundancy of your RAID array, add your array as a new
> storage group.  Periodically move the files off your recording drive
> onto the array, and flip the name of the storage group MythTV thinks the
> recordings are in, in the database.

Except don't edit the database.  There's no reason to change the storage 
group in the database.  The only time you need to edit anything in the 
database is if you move the recording file from one host to a different 
host (on a file system where the original recording host can't access 
the file).

MythTV will find the file as long as it's available in /any/ directory 
in /any/ storage group on the host that recorded the show.


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