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Old 12-13-2019, 04:35 PM
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Can Windows' SageTV deal with an EXT4-formatted drive?

I am trying to move my two RecordedTV drives to standalone boxes.

The one I am trying to use is called ODROID HC2 and people who use it install various Linux distros.

There's one distro that's pretty close to plug-and-play (even has a web-based UI for running headless), but it cannot deal with NTFS.

It's not The End of the World.... I am sure there are other distros.... but it would be convenient of use this one.

SageTV would still be running on my Windows box - but reading from/writing to the EXT4 drives via LAN shares.
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Old 12-13-2019, 04:57 PM
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If you are sharing over the network using Samba the Windows box won't really know it's EXT4 on the Linux side. It will just see an SMB share, which it knows how to deal with.

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Old 12-13-2019, 04:59 PM
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Oh wait, you just want to move the physical drives to the new Linux host?

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Old 12-13-2019, 05:09 PM
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[QUOTE=jpwegas;623328]Oh wait, you just want to move the physical drives to the new Linux host?

That's what I was hoping to do - just plug the NTFS-formatted, pre-populated drive into the Linux host.

But this distro does not do NTFS, so the choice seems to be between copying six gigs of data to newly-formatted drives and finding another distro that supports NTFS.
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Old 12-13-2019, 05:57 PM
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Oh wait, you just want to move the physical drives to the new Linux host?

That's what I was hoping to do - just plug the NTFS-formatted, pre-populated drive into the Linux host.

But this distro does not do NTFS, so the choice seems to be between copying six gigs of data to newly-formatted drives and finding another distro that supports NTFS.
Iím no Linux expert, but everything that Iíve read says NTFS and Linux donít play well together. Most Linux distros can read and write NTFS, but supposedly it can be slow and buggy. Probably OK for limited use (eg: access the NTFS share so you can copy the files to some other place), but not great as a long term production solution.
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Pete: I was actually doing what you describe you want when my SageTV server was Windows. It was back in 2010 or so.

I found I had network issues I could not fix, and moved the disks to my Windows PC, reformatted them, and loaded them with the content from the network shares.

It was the network issues that gave me fits and caused me to move away from that. Performance became an unacceptable issue.

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Iím no Linux expert, but everything that Iíve read says NTFS and Linux donít play well together. Most Linux distros can read and write NTFS, but supposedly it can be slow and buggy. Probably OK for limited use (eg: access the NTFS share so you can copy the files to some other place), but not great as a long term production solution.
When I migrated from Windows to Linux I simply installed the NTFS formatted drive into the Linux machine. (I used the Disks tool to make them mount at boot time.) These drives had about 4 GB worth of recorded movies. I don't do much writing to the drives but they have seemed solid to me.
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