[mythtv-users] Harddrive downgrade...
bill.omer at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 17:21:43 UTC 2007
On Dec 11, 2007 12:05 PM, Andrew Close <aclose at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 11, 2007 10:58 AM, Bill Omer <bill.omer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Why not enable the option to require XXGB free? If you make myth
> > leave 100GB free, then the space should shrink by its self. Then you
> > can install your 200GB drive and use dd.
> i wasn't sure that would work. i thought dd might try to copy the
> empty space at the end of the 300GB drive as well. i have slimmed
> down the usage of the drive to about 145GB, although it is growing
> quickly again. :)
> thanks Bill, i didn't think i could do that. i'll give it a try.
Hmm .. actually dd i believe will try to copy the empty space. After
you get the space down, might need to use something like gpartd to
shrink the partition before you do the copy.
If it were me though, I would install the 200g drive as the primary
master and reinstall everything. Then mount the 300g as /myth/tv and
delete everything. If the recorded programs storage is low enough,
copy all shows to the 200g temporarily, format the 300g with xfs or
jfs, then copy the shows back.
If this is the path you take, be sure to backup the database.
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