[mythtv-users] Proper Recording Archive Procedure?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Sep 4 21:50:13 UTC 2007


On 09/04/2007 03:47 PM, Steve Peters - Priority Electronics wrote:
> 2. To use multiple drives (I have 3 500gb drives), what I do is move some
> recordings from my main drive over to the other two drives, then once moving
> is done, I run this: ln -s /media/drive2/* /media/recording_drive/
>
> This makes shortcuts on the main recording drive for the files on the other
> two drives. The files are treated just like they exist on the main/original
> recording drive. When I want to delete a recording that is on the drive2
> drive, I just do it as normal from within mythtv or mythweb and the both the
> shortcut and the actual video file get deleted.
>
> The only issue with this method is that you have to monitor your free space
> on your recording drive and move stuff over to the other drives when your
> free space starts to get low. But it's a very simple and quick work around.
>   

Take a look at myth_archive_job.pl in the contrib directory, which can
take care of moving/linking for you and can be run as a user job in Myth
or a cron job (meaning it becomes automatic).

Mike


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