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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 sage.properties 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 sage.properties 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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