[mythtv-users] Adding storage groups
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jan 29 19:45:13 UTC 2010
On 01/29/2010 02:33 PM, Ronald Frazier wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 9:28 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 01/28/2010 09:05 PM, Brent Bolin wrote:
>>> Is there a way to add storage groups without doing it from the backend
>>> myth-setup ?
>>> Would like to be able to do this without bringing the system down.
>> No. You need to run mythtv-setup.
> However, I don't think it's always necessary to restart the backend
> after changing storage groups. I don't remember if I restarted when I
> changed my recording storage groups, but I'm very nearly certain that
> I didn't when I setup the video storage groups. At one point I wanted
> to rename one of the video storage groups and I just modified the path
> directly in the database and it recognized the new path right away. So
> I'd just try making the change in mythtv-setup without restarting the
> backend and see if it works.
Just make sure you read through all the code that uses the data from the
storage group table so that you understand all of the data
requirements/boundary conditions/etc. before modifying the data.
Just because it looks like it works somewhere doesn't mean that you
didn't break things...
And, really, why can't you shut down mythbackend for 2 seconds?
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