[vdr] vdr killing its recording on symlink directory

peter.dittmann at freenet.de peter.dittmann at freenet.de
Wed Aug 10 22:15:33 CEST 2005

I use a system with 3 harddrives.
On a recent system cleanup I moved some serial recordings completely to one drive (e.g. /video1/stargate) and symlinked the directory on /video0 for vdr to find the recordings.
Now I have made a new recording to this directory.
VDR now decided to start the 001.vdr right on the same physical drive with the result of killing the file in the process.

The problem seems to be that vdr tries to create a symlink /video0/stargate/.../001.vdr pointing to the real file.
As /video0/stargate is in reality /video1/stargate vdr can't create the real 001.vdr because a file with this name already exists.

A good idea may be that vdr in this case would retry creating 001.vdr on the next available /videoX. to avoid this collission.

regards  Peter

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