Author Topic: SymLink for MythTV recordings, randomly disappearing!! How to stop?  (Read 675 times)

seth

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OK.
So I received a nice new 500G drive for my MythTV recordings. As my system drive on the core is 100G, and holds images for all my MD's I need more space. So I did the following:

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mkdir /mnt/device/278/tv_shows
cd /home/public/videos/tv_shows_63  <--- moon number with tuners
mv * /mnt/device/278/tv_shows/ <--- so as not to get duplicate recording entries, I created the directory below the pluto structure.
cd ..
rm -r tv_shows_63/
ln -s /mnt/device/278/tv_shows/ tv_shows_63

Now this woks rather well. However, I noticed on Sunday morning, that it had created a new tv_shows_63 folder, and it had none of my recordings. Now this can again be fixed by repeating the above steps, but what do I have to disable to prevent it from doing this again?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, and Regards,

Seth
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Re: SymLink for MythTV recordings, randomly disappearing!! How to stop?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 06:38:10 pm »
Let LMCE handle mounts/links and just use what it creates.

seth

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Re: SymLink for MythTV recordings, randomly disappearing!! How to stop?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 06:43:23 pm »
Heh,

In this situation, LMCE will run out of space too quickly. I have the OS and 4 MD's on one disk, only 100G.
I know not to mount anything manually, that is why I created the symlink. I really hate to have to do a re-install of LMCE just to graduate to a larger drive, only to throw away the better part of it for MD's and recovery partitions, and the OS.

I was hoping to find out possibly what is telling that particular folder to be re-created. I suppose I can set up a cron job to move the contents of that folder out to the larger drive every night, but it should not require that to be done, over a symlink.

But thanks for the input.

Regards,

Seth
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