[mythtv-users] Adding second storage drive for recordings

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Sun Jul 21 16:37:24 UTC 2019

On Sun, 21 Jul 2019 09:16:36 -0700, you wrote:

>My OS is on sda1, a 120g ssd
>My working 2tb storage drive is on sdb1
>but my second 6tb drive won't automount. running mount -a mount the drive,
>but changes both labels to "nerd"
>Could somebody please help me get this working?
>nerd at Mint-19:~$ sudo blkid
>/dev/sda1: UUID="dcebd94b-170a-40bf-94e7-973961341659" TYPE="ext4"
>/dev/sdb1: LABEL="Myth-TV-Media"
>UUID="de7d7d3a-97c4-d401-d07d-7c3a97c4d401" TYPE="ext4"
>/dev/sdc1: LABEL="MythTv-Media2"
>UUID="d711ff2d-fd27-49ca-ac0d-723ccdded792" TYPE="ext4" PARTLABEL="primary"
>nerd at Mint-19:~$
># /etc/fstab: static file system information.
># Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
># device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
># that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).
># <file system> <mount point>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
># / was on /dev/sda1 during installation
>UUID=dcebd94b-170a-40bf-94e7-973961341659 /     ext4    errors=remount-ro 0
> 1  /swapfile                                 none
>#/dev/sdb1:slave recodings
>UUID=de7d7d3a-97c4-d401-d07d-7c3a97c4d401 /media/nerd ext4 defaults 0 2
>#/dev/sdc1:slave recodings 2
>UUID=d711ff2d-fd27-49ca-ac0d-723ccdded792 /media/nerd ext4 defaults 0 2

You need to mount the partitions on two different mount points.  At
the moment, you have them both mounting on /media/nerd.

If you want to make life easier, you can also use the partition labels
for mounting.  So I would suggest doing this:

sudo mkdir /media/nerd2

and in fstab put something like this:

LABEL=MythTv-Media2 /media/nerd2 ext4 defaults 0 2

It is also possible to use labels for the /dev devices.  So to fsck
the partition:

fsck -C -f /dev/sdc1

could be replaced by

fsck -C -f /dev/disk/by-label/MythTv-Media2

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