[mythtv-users] Master backend trying to record to non-existent directory

Bob Cottingham bobnvic at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 05:47:25 UTC 2012

I've had a persistent issue for about a year where the master backend
will try to record to a directory listed in the storage group that
isn't present on that system.  The only way I've been able to get the
system to work is to mount the directory using NFS, however I would
prefer to have it work without doing that.

I have the storage group defined on the master backend with the following:


The first three directories on the master backend and the last two on
the slave backend.  Nothing is defined on the slave backend.  My
understanding is that the master backend will realize that the last
two directories do not exist on that system and not use them, however,
on my system, it repeatedly tries to anyway.  Here is part of the log
on the master backend from tonight:

2012-07-19 23:28:11.219043 I  TVRec(2): ASK_RECORDING 2 28 0 0
2012-07-19 23:28:11.769356 I  TVRec(1): ASK_RECORDING 1 28 0 0
2012-07-19 23:28:41.133675 I  TVRec(1): Changing from None to RecordingOnly
2012-07-19 23:28:41.135016 I  TVRec(1): HW Tuner: 1->1
2012-07-19 23:28:41.235361 N  AutoExpire: CalcParams(): Max required
Free Space: 52.0 GB w/freq: 14 min
2012-07-19 23:28:41.281962 I  Tuning recording: "My Babysitter's a
Vampire":"Blue Moon": channel 5301 on cardid 1, sourceid 4
2012-07-19 23:28:41.785424 I  Updating status for "My Babysitter's a
Vampire":"Blue Moon" on cardid 1 (Tuning => Recording)
2012-07-19 23:28:41.846021 I  TVRec(1): rec->GetPathname():
2012-07-19 23:28:41.846084 E
TFW(/var/tv2/recordings/5301_20120719232900.mpg:-1): Opening file
			eno: No such file or directory (2)
2012-07-19 23:28:41.846103 E  TVRec(1): RingBuffer
'/var/tv2/recordings/5301_20120719232900.mpg' not open...
2012-07-19 23:28:41.846586 I  TVRec(1): Changing from RecordingOnly to None

I have tried removing all storage group information and re-entering it
with no difference.  I haven't found anyone else reporting this issue
in the last year, but it is driving me crazy.  Does anyone have any
ideas what may be causing this?

Bob C

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