[mythtv-users] Adding new 1 Terabyte Drive and Moving existing Recordings
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jan 6 22:59:29 UTC 2009
On 01/06/2009 02:46 PM, John Drescher wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 2:32 PM, Boleslaw Ciesielski
> <bolek-mythtv at curl.com> wrote:
>> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> I'd highly recommend using rsync for copying the files.
>> Agreed on rsync recommendation. In addition, if you have very large
>> files (like we all do :-)), it is useful to specify the --inplace switch
>> so the copy can be restarted easily if interrupted.
> Never used the --inplace but I do like to add the
> --remove-source-files to delete the source files that have been
> successfully sent.
I (an ext3 user) find that the best/fastest way to delete the original
recordings after copying to a new drive is mke2fs. :)
Since my recordings directories are the only thing on the filesystem,
having the system delete the recordings as it copies is just a waste of
time since I can easily just reformat when done. And, if I have issues
when copying, I always have the original to fall back on.
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