On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 3:31 AM, Gero <geronimo...@gmx.de> wrote:
>> I've actually experienced this as well.  Recordings vanishing from the
>> recordings list for no apparent reason.  If I restart VDR, the list is
>> fully recovered.  My dedicated recordings harddrive is located in a
>> lan fileserver, and I had always assumed it was something set wrong in
>> Samba somewhere.
> That is a really interesting new aspect, which guided me to some new tests.
> I don't use samba, but nfs - and yes, it happens only when I mount a nfs-
> share. And yes again - the list is fine again after a reboot  - cause the nfs-
> share will not be mounted automatically.
> So I took a closer look at the nfs share to find the reason, cause I use nfs-
> shares for years and never experimented such failures before.
> I found out, that this behaviour might be related to directories, that don't
> contain recordings, but other files.

In my case, my recording harddrive contains only VDR-created recordings.

> Last time, a harddisk crashed, I had no space beside the server recording
> pool, so I put a backup there.
> I tested then to mount the first subdirectory of the servers recording pool 
> and
> things work fine again - no missing recordings.
> I guess it was my fault after all.

I would expect VDR to just ignore any files/dirs that aren't
recordings.  If it's crashing due to this, that's bad behavior!

> P.S. My real recording root on the vdr machine is /var/lib/video.00 - but as
> I'm to lazy to enter that path, I created a link /video that points to
> /var/lib/video.00 - so when I manually check recordings, I use the path
> /video/xxx

My setup is a bit different:
/storage/sata2/recordings on /mnt/lan/recordings type none (rw,bind)

/storage/sata2 is the dedicated harddrive, containing only the
"recordings" dir, which is mounted directly to /mnt/lan/recordings
using mount --bind as recommended by a sysadmin friend of mine.

> P.P.S I found more configuration errors at skimming the logfiles. I think, I
> have to do a closer check of my installation.

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