[mythtv-users] Firewire recording works in LiveTV but scheduled recordings unreliable

Les Noland lnoland at xnet.com
Thu Sep 29 12:55:11 UTC 2011

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>From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Michael T. Dean
>Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:06 AM
>To: Discussion about MythTV
>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Firewire recording works in LiveTV but
scheduled recordings unreliable
>On 09/28/2011 10:26 AM, Les Noland wrote:
>> That seems really odd, particularly because, since I changed my storage
>> groups, I haven't had a single recording fail, whereas it was happening
>> the time with the original storage group setup.  Also, I had experimented
>> with setting delays in my channel-changer script, thinking that the
>> might be that it was trying to record while the box was still tuning, but
>> matter what I set my delay to, it still would not record -- since I
>> the storage groups, I dialed the delay back to 1 second and it's been
>> working fine.
>> I will set up another test, but I may not have time to get to it until
>> weekend.  We'll see.
>> Thanks so much for your help.
>Well, if your storage group table data that you posted was from after 
>the change--with the data that causes it to never fail--it's quite 
>possible that the storage group config was wrong.  I'm basing my "before 
>the storage groups/file stuff" comment on the fact that your SG config 
>looked good in the output you gave.

No, actually the storage group information I posted was the configuration
which is pretty much guaranteed to fail -- all Default storage group members
are defined on the Master backend and all are NFS mounted.  The
configuration that works is to define a Default group on the slave backend
which includes only directories which are local to the slave backend.

- Les
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