[mythtv-users] Additional backend not showing in Machine information in mythweb

Marc drayson at net1plus.com
Sat Jan 19 18:36:50 UTC 2008



> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Marc
> Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2008 1:35 PM
> To: 'Discussion about mythtv'
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Additional backend not showing in Machine
> information in mythweb
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> > bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Michael T. Dean
> > Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2008 1:14 PM
> > To: Discussion about mythtv
> > Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Additional backend not showing in Machine
> > information in mythweb
> >
> > On 01/19/2008 01:09 AM, Mitch Gore wrote:
> > > On Jan 18, 2008 11:45 PM, Marc <drayson at net1plus.com> wrote:
> > >> ...  This new machine does not have any cards in it but exists
> > solely as
> > >> additional storeage. I will transfer video to the new machine by
> > hand and
> > >> update the database to point to the new location. ...
> > > you can only have a backend if there are tuners in it.  When you
> run
> > > mythbackend and no tuners are defined it will give you a warning.
> > >
> > > a much simpler solution would be to mount the new computer/storage
> > via NFS
> > > to your master backend.  Then add that directory as another storage
> > > directory.
> > >
> > > Not only will you see your additional storage but you wont have to
> > deal with
> > > manually moving files over to the new storage (that is just crazy)
> >
> > Which, BTW, is not required with Storage Groups (and the OP is using
> > Storage Groups)--Myth will pick the "usable"* directory with the most
> > free space.  Also--and far more importantly--manually updating the
> > location of the files in the DB is not required--nor recommended--
> when
> > using Storage Groups.
> >
> > Mike
> >
> > *Don't feel like typing out a full explanation of what this means,
> but
> > Myth does the right thing.
> 
> I'm using the default group on all machines. So when you move the media
> from
> one machine to the other the only value I have to change is the backend
> where the video is located, aka hostname in the recorded table. Even if
> I
> wasen't, the way I understand the database, I would just have to put it
> into
> the right folder and update the hostname and the recgroup in the
> recorded
> table to correct where it should be looking.
> 
> Marc
> 
Correcting myself here.
I meant, update the hostname and the storagegroup in the recorded table to
correct where it should be looking.






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