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Old 06-05-2010, 01:36 PM
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Updating Existing Recordings to a UNC Path

I am full of them today. So I am finally upgrading from a stand alone server configuration to a server/client config. I am having issues with comskip not functioning on the client and have discovered this is because my recording directories are local and not UNC paths. So here is what I did:
1. Shut down server UI and service
2. Backed up and wiz.bin on server
3. Restarted SageTV service and UI on server
4. Changed the recording directories from local paths (eg. d:\TV Shows) to UNC paths (eg. \\sagetv\TV Shows) per the sticky here.
5. Shut down UI and service on server
6. Edited file to advanced_video_file_recovery=true
7. Restarted SageTV service and UI on server
After all this, Sage still says the old recordings are located on "d:\TV Shows\*.mpg". The instructions in the FAQ sticky are a little unclear since they assume you are moving your old recordings to a new directory rather than just updating to a UNC path and leaving the recordings where they are. I would really like to update the old/archived recording paths so I can retain comskip playback. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:40 PM
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Please read that FAQ again, especially the note at the end that points you to the next FAQ.

- Andy
SageTV Open Source v9 is available.
- Read the SageTV FAQ. Older PDF User's Guides mostly still apply: SageTV V7.0 & SageTV Studio v7.1.
- Hauppauge remote help: 1) Basics/Extending it 2) Replace it 3) Use it w/o needing focus
- HD Extenders: A) FAQs B) URC MX-700 remote setup
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:46 PM
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Thanks Opus, I read that post after. However, it assumes (at least the way I read it) that you are moving the files to a different directory. In my setup, I didn't want to move the files, just change from "d:\TV Shows" to "\\sagetv\TV Shows" which are the exact same location.
I think I am going to go a different route to get comskip to work. I was having major video artifacts/choppiness when watching live tv on the client when using UNC paths for recording directories. When I switched my recording directories back to local paths (eg. d:\TV Shows), it resolved the playback problems. So on the client, I have just mapped the exact same network drive letters as the local paths on the server. Seems like a bit of a hack, but it is working well. If you have any other suggestions, let me know.
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