[mythtv] Multi-stage video storage
guy_jobs at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 30 13:41:31 EDT 2003
I was thinking about something along these lines as
well. I'm not so interested in fast/slow disk as I am
on a scuzzy raid array, but more to avoid having to
have a single 500 gig partition or something equally
What would be nice would be to build such automation
to work in conjunction with the already existing
excellent video format conversion script.
1: Convert TV recordings more then X days old into one
of several configurable formats that are readably
2: Move the archive file to the storage location.
3: Delete the TV data and it's associated database
4: register the new archived video file and location
And do it all from inside the MythTv interface, not
through cron/scripting, logging ti nicely into a
database table or logfile so you can see what
I would be willing to help too Brian, if you need a
--- Brian Foddy <bfoddy at visi.com> wrote:
> Just a quick thought/question I had.
> I think it would be very handy to have a multiple
> (2 at least) video location database. Take this as
> an example:
> The main mythtv machine has an average amount
> (~36GB) of
> very fast harddrives that can take serveral
> recording/playing jobs
> at a time. But the final capacity is rather
> limited. A
> second machine on my lan has perhaps another 100GB
> of slower
> disk space. I don't want to do all the recording
> over NFS to
> the 100GB, but if myth could record to the local
> drives, then
> spawn another process when its done (and perhaps
> idle) to move
> the files via nfs to the remote machine.
> On playback, it could either play directly via NFS,
> or probably
> more efficently reverse the process and copy the
> file back
> (if space is available) so it can play locally.
> This keeps the fast drives available and clean, but
> gives the added space of the second machines larger
> but slower network and cpu resources.
> If I was to dream, this could all be handled by the
> OS filesystem
> transparently to the application; but I don't know
> of any
> such features in standard or addon filesystems.
> I might be willing to take this on as a project
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