[vdr] Configuring vdr to use multiple drives/partitions for storage

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Sat Jun 9 15:42:09 CEST 2007


Andrew Herron wrote:
> I will look at evms & lvm. Thanks.
> 
> But I'd still like to understand how vdr's own managment of multiple 
> video.xx directories works...
> 
> Can anyone explain what my options are for using multiple video.xx 
> directories?

The details about handling multiple video directories are explained in 
VDR's INSTALL file.

Basically, if you specify -v /var/lib/video.00 on command line, VDR will 
automatically search for .01 and so on, and will use them all for recording.

Disk usage will be split across all disks, even recordings will be 
split. VDR maintains a complete folder hierarchy in the .00 folder, 
using symbolic links to mirror files on other disks to the .00 folder.

Cheers,

Udo




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