[mythtv-users] Relocating recordings storage directory
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Thu Feb 9 16:45:53 UTC 2012
On 09/02/12 15:19, Mailing Lists wrote:
> -----Original message----- From:Larry Finger<Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net>
> Sent:Thu 09-02-2012 14:19 Subject:Re: [mythtv-users] Relocating recordings
> storage directory To:Discussion about MythTV<mythtv-users at mythtv.org>; On
> 02/09/2012 06:37 AM, Andre wrote:
>> On 9 Feb 2012, at 06:57, Mailing Lists wrote:
>>> I currently have all of my recordings stored in a directory called
>>> /myth/tv, I would like to be able to relocate them to another folder -
>> You can just remount the drive in /media or just mv the files if it's one
>> filesystem, then change the storage directory path in mythtv-setup and
>> everything will be found and recorded as before. I have done this many
>> times when re-organising multiple disks.
> You might consider choosing a different mount point than /media. In the
> latest openSUSE version, the file system was changed to mount /media in
> tmpfs. All the fstab entries for /media were thus broken. I'm not sure if
> other distros will choose that approach, but calling it something like /video
> avoids the problem.
> Unfortunately I don't have much choice because the Humax box that I'm
> mounting the myth folder on will ONLY let me mount a volume under /media and
> the symlinks for mythlinked recordings will only work on the Humax box if
> they're poining to the same source directory.
> ie. /media/myth/Recordings/progname.mpg ->
> /media/myth/tv/100120120121002200.mpg will work only if /medi/myth/tv exists
> on the Humax box, otherwise the links are broken.
> I can only hope that Ubuntu doesn't break /media in the same way.
I'm not sure what you mean by "break" /media. This directory is used in modern
Linux distributions for ad hoc mounting of removable media like USB hard disks
and external DVD-Rom drives, SD cards and the like.
From your description it sounds like Humax who has "broken" the standard.
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