[mythtv-users] mounting more than one drive to a directory
jon.the.wise.gdrive at gmail.com
Sun Dec 14 08:48:09 UTC 2008
On Dec 13, 2008, at 5:54 PM, steve wrote:
> I am using freenas to store video, dvd, etc and have it mounted in
> /etc/fstab on my backend. no problems accessing anything, works very
> now, my question, I filled one 200 gig usb drive, mounted another one,
> and am starting to add to this empty drive. is it possible to have
> drives mounted in the same directory (video) on my backend?
> attempts so
> far have been unsuccessful.
> is there a way to designate more than one directory on the backend to
> hold video? that way I can mount each drive to a different directory.
Read all the responses. Here is my solution.
I have a bunch of drives mounted on the backend, all in the /mnt/
directory, and all exported via NFS (for frontend use)
So, mythvideo looks to /mnt/myth2/export/ for videos. This is my
"video" directory. But it's only an 80 gig drive. So, in that
Directory, I have symlinks.
/mnt/myth2/export/ contains symlinks to 2 other drives:
/mnt/onesixty/ - a 160 gig drive I added for other things, but has
enough storage to hold some video.
/mnt/myth/ - a 200 gig drive, which used to be the recordings
directory, but has been replaced with 4x640gig drives, and converted
to video storage.
So, when I go into mythvideo, it looks in the /mnt/myth2/export/
directory and shows me the links to /mnt/myth/Video and /mnt/onesixty/
Video as two directories in /mnt/myth2/export/
now, it is imperative that you export all three volumes over NFS to
the same mountpoints on any clients (I mount everything in /mnt on
both master and slave systems)
Once you've got it all set up, it's seamless... my girlfriend has no
idea how many drives are feeding the TV - it just works.
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