[mythtv-users] Adding new 1 Terabyte Drive and Moving existing Recordings
hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 16:07:25 UTC 2009
On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 9:11 AM, Kevin Kuphal <kkuphal at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 9:01 AM, Lindsay Mathieson
> <lindsay.mathieson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, 7 Jan 2009 12:44:19 am Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>> > r better yet, move everything to the new drive, mount the new drive
>> > where
>> > the old drive was mounted in your filesystem, then remount the old drive
>> > in
>> > a new place for videos. Don't have to change anything for Storage
>> > Groups.
>> How do you copy it? a simple "cp -a " won't get the boot stuff will it?
> Moving a boot disk is a whole 'nother matter. I wouldn't do that. For
> If your videos are in /var/mythtv, then:
> 1. Mount new drive in a temp location like /mnt/newdrive.
> 2. Move (mv) all your files from /var/mythtv to /mnt/newdrive
> 3. Unmount /mnt/newdrive
> 4. Mount your new drive in /var/mythtv (which is now an empty folder)
> 5. Done
> Your "root" disk now has free space you can use however you want and your
> new drive is taking the place of /var/mythtv
To add to Kevin's list:
4a. Mount it manually and run myth to confirm it works.
4b. Edit /etc/fstab to make it permanent. I would recommend
discovering the UUID of the drive for mounting. That way if you
move things around or upgrade the MB and your drives get detected
another way (swapping of /dev/sda and sdb) things will still get
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