Help and support for HDHomeRun DVR and HDHomeRun software for Windows 10, Mac, Android, XBox, etc.
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Does the DVR only support a single drive/path for recording and storing content? My main drive is beginning to get full and I would like to move already recorded shows to other drives. In other words to extend the search path. If not I'd love to see this being added as an enhancement in the future. Thanks
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yes but note the secondary locations are storage locations... you will have to move the content there as it will write to the first location. How to do such was already mentioned as one modifies the RecordPath in the hdhomerun.conf file to point to that other location (I think on single bay myclouds it is mounted in /shares/drivename, you may need to look at what that usb drive is "shared" as)
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On my single-bay My Cloud the USB drives get mounted in /var/media/ and are linked to /shares from there. I'm not sure if that makes any difference to the RecordPath line in hdhomerun.conf or not.
The "Easystore" share below is a USB drive attached to my single-bay 2TB My Cloud.
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WDMyCloud:/shares# ls -la total 64 drwxrwxr-x 11 root share 4096 May 29 09:39 . drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Jan 6 2016 .. drwxrwxr-x 4 root share 4096 Feb 18 13:14 .USB drwxrwxrwx 2 root share 4096 Dec 25 2017 .groupingDb drwxrwxr-x 5 root share 4096 May 28 2018 .wdmc drwxrwxrwx 2 root share 4096 May 29 14:45 .wdphotos lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 May 29 09:39 Easystore -> /var/media/Easystore drwxrwxrwx+ 11 root share 4096 Jun 18 04:29 HDHomeRun drwxrwx---+ 10 root share 4096 Mar 20 19:49 Ken drwxrwxrwx+ 24 root share 4096 Jun 1 13:00 Public drwxrwxrwx+ 2 root share 4096 Aug 11 2016 SmartWare drwxrwxrwx+ 2 root share 4096 Aug 11 2016 TimeMachineBackup
Found it. It was hiding in plain site in the same directory that the HDHomerun is recording into. I modified the config file to add an attached USB drive and moved some of the files off the main WD My Cloud drive to free up disk space. Seems to work as expected. Thanks for the help.