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Old 01-23-2022, 10:06 PM
wayner wayner is offline
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Proper location for Fanart - is the default location wrong?

The default location for Fanart in SageTV is within the SageTV server directory.

On Windows this is something like C:\Program Files\SageTV\SageTV\userdata\Phoenix\Fanart.
On unRAID this is something like /appdata/sagetv/server/userdata/Phoenix/Fanart.

This folder can be quite large. On my ~ 5 year old system (which has inherited Fanart from my previous system) this folder is reported as 8.90GB in Size and 36.5GB Size on disk.

Wouldn't it make more sense to put this folder in a media share, not unlike where video files, photos, music, etc, are stored? For example /user/media/Fanart. The reason for this is that this will make backing up the SageTV folder much smaller and faster. It also means that you don't have to copy across all of the Fanart files if you have a new server (or docker) and you are reusing the data drives.

I know that you can change the directory location, but how many people bother to do that?

And same thing for GeneratedThumbnails. Although I don't know if you can change the location of that folder.
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