[mythtv-users] Can I limit the disk space recordings use?
ryan.goat at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 22:43:04 UTC 2009
On Sun, Jul 26, 2009 at 4:06 PM, Richard
Morton<richard.e.morton at gmail.com> wrote:
> I really want to understand, why dont you want Myth just to use whats
> available (minus a buffer)?
There are several reasons. The simplest reason is, that I want to
know how much of the partition is actually in use and how much is free
when I use the 'df' command, etc. If I used your method myth would
fill up the partition with 3+TB of recordings in the "deleted" group
and the OS wouldn't see that as free space.
Also I would have to manually limit how much of the remaining space I
use for other files in order to keep myth from randomly deleting
stuff. I want myth to always use 1.5TB leaving 2.5TB for other files.
But if I accidentally copy more then 2.5TB onto the drive then I wont
necessarily get a "disk full" message. Instead myth will just delete
all my recordings to make room. That is absolutely not what I want.
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