[vdr] vdr killing its recording on symlink directory

Emil Naepflein Emil.Naepflein at philosys.de
Thu Aug 11 06:25:25 CEST 2005

On Wed, 10 Aug 2005 22:23:26 +0200, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:

> 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...

I am totally against dropping this functionality. 

On server systems with multiple TB of storage it would be just brain
dead to put all recordings on one large raid filesystem. A single error
in the filesystem could kill all the recordings. 

The symlink functionality works fine since more than 4 years. It is easy
to use and it is easy to expand storage without doing any
reorganisation. It is one of the most important features of vdr.

Those people that have problems with it have not unterstood how it
works. Nobody is forced to use this functionality, but those that use it
intentionally appreciate it very much.

So keep it, please. 


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