[vdr] vdr killing its recording on symlink directory

Helmut Auer vdr at helmutauer.de
Wed Aug 10 22:59:07 CEST 2005

Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> peter.dittmann at freenet.de wrote:
>>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.
> An even better idea (IMHO) would be to drop that whole video
> directory symlinking stuff altogether and say "If you want a large disk,
> use something like RAID or whatever". I was never a friend of this
> linking, and regret the day I agreed to implement it...

Just do it, you got my vote for it :-) (Would be a great idea for a more stable 1.4 Version)

Helmut Auer, helmut at helmutauer.de

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