[mythtv-users] Relocating recordings storage directory

Andre mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk
Thu Feb 9 12:37:28 UTC 2012

On 9 Feb 2012, at 06:57, Mailing Lists wrote:

> HI,
> I currently have all of my recordings stored in a directory called /myth/tv, I would like to be able to relocate them to another folder - /media/myth/tv.

You can just remount the drive in /media or just mv the files if it's one filesystem, then change the storage directory path in mythtv-setup and everything will be found and recorded as before. I have done this many times when re-organising multiple disks.


> Obviously I need to make some changes in the mythconverg database to point everything at the new location, can anyone tell me an easy way of changing the locations in the database, so that all of my existing recordings can be accessed in the new location and all new recordings will be stored there too?
> My reason for doing this is that I want to share my recordings with a Humax HDR-FOX-T2 box and the symlinks don't work if the linked files are not available in the same location as on the source server - unfortunately I cannot create mount point at /myth, but I can at /media.
> Regards,
> Dave.
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