[mythtv-users] Looking for "nice_names" suggestion now that storage is over nfs
rongblor at googlemail.com
Sun Aug 14 19:31:19 UTC 2011
On 14 Aug 2011, at 07:32 PM, James Pifer <jep at obrien-pifer.com> wrote:
> I recently updated my myth systems to 0.24. At the same time I moved my
> storage to an external nfs system (nas appliance with builtin redundancy).
> Here's my problem. When I had my recordings local to the mythbackend, I
> would run the nice_names script, which would create symlinks to the
> recordings with nice names, so you knew what file was what. Then from a
> windows machine I could map a drive through samba, and windows would see
> the file fine.
> I then used an application called ZumoCast which would transcode the
> recording on the fly to my ipad.
> Since moving my storage to nfs, symlinks of course do not work.
> I tried creating a local samba share on the mythbackend, and storing the
> nice_name sumlinks there, that still point to the nfs mounted storage.
> Although it "appeared" to work, samba will not serve the files from the
Symlinks over samba share work ok for me. Have you checked the "follow symlinks" samba option? Could it be a permission problem?
I have a samba share on my myth backend that has symlinks to files on a nas (mounted on my backend using a cifs mount) and I can access the files on the nas via the samba share on my myth backend from a windows laptop.
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