Originally Posted by bwall23
Currently using kmttg to transfer (archive) TiVo recordings to my PC and save them on a single external eSATA drive (2TB). That drive is close to being full and I'm thinking about adding another eSATA drive (2TB) to transfer additional recordings to.I know that you can specify multiple video shares with pyTivo, but I would like to navigate the two external drives as a single pyTivo share when pulling recordings from my PC to my TiVo and thought maybe Windows 7 Libraries might work.
Has anyone been able to get pyTivo to work with a Windows 7 Library as a share? If so, what path do you use, or how else did you accomplish it?
Only took a month of research, but I have an answer to your/my question
After researching my Win7-64, Win7 Libraries (
I love to hate those too)
, shadow copy storage/backup/VHD's, wbadmin critical image backups, hard/soft links, junction/reparse points, Hardware/Software/Snapshot RAID, WIN7 and installed apps compatability, etc., etc., ad nauseum, I finally came to this K.I.S.S. conclusion (
and wish I'd done that earlier to save time)
The best (
way was attaching my new 2TB hard drive to my PC as a simple NTFS volume,
granting it a drive letter,
create on it the same top level directory name that kmttg and pytivo are using on the old drive,
create reparse points in the form of directory symbolic links (
on the old drive that point to the new drive (
after moving said folders from the old to new drive)
.Note: will work either way [OLD]reparse->[NEW] or [NEW]reparse->[OLD] but not both, READUP (RTFM)
It's been working great so far for the last few weeks.
What makes it even sweeter is my external disk enclosure box can house 5 SATA drives, but only uses one eSata cable from the PC (
uses eSata port multiplier)
. In that I currently have 2 x 2TB drives that now behave as a single 4 TB drive for kmttg/pytivo and still have the capacity to add 3 additional 2TB drives for a max cap of 10TB. I know, not enough storage space...waiting for those 5TB drives to drop in price (
I mean, be available)