[mythtv-users] Moving recordings...
myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Feb 6 01:44:44 UTC 2009
On Feb 5, 2009, at 2:31 PM, Fred Squires wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 5:21 PM, stuart <stuart at xnet.com> wrote:
>> Had a conversation w/someone about moving recordings from my MBE to
>> my SBE
>> machine. He said "no go". So I'm turning the question onto you
>> guys to see
>> if there is any hope...
>> My MBE is in need of HDD rearrangement. So I bought a new SATA HDD
>> and soon
>> discovered I was out of SATA ports on the MBE. So into the SBE the
>> new HDD
>> went. However, my plans to move recordings from the MBE to the SBE
>> are up
>> in the air. Evidently, the new feature which allows mythtv back
>> ends to
>> "find" recordings no matter what directory works only if all
>> recordings are
>> confined to a particular machine. That is, *not* across different
>> ends. Or, perhaps, I've interpreted the feature incorrectly.
> It'll work if you add them to the same storage group (via nfs or smb)
> on your master backend. Of course, doing that will double your network
> usage, because the system will have to transfer the recordings over
> nfs to your master backend then stream then to your frontend. You
> could mount the nfs share on the frontend to get around that, as long
> as you backend isn't set to always stream recordings.
I thought you could put them in any storage group and mythtv would
look for them in each and fail only after not finding the recording in
any of them. Of course, I've been known to be wrong before but trying
it would be really easy. :)
More information about the mythtv-users