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    Not able to record to network mapped drive

    Hi,

    I am trying to record to a network shared drive but could not get it to work. Here is the error log:

    2008-05-28 10:38:08.028 INFO [5] Found new programme requiring recording: Frasier
    2008-05-28 10:38:08.028 VERBOSE [5] Changing to channel (GBPVR.Backend.Common.NullTunerController): 46
    2008-05-28 10:38:08.044 ERROR [5] Error starting recording: System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: Could not find a part of the path 'Z:\Frasier'.
    at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
    at System.IO.Directory.InternalCreateDirectory(String fullPath, String path, DirectorySecurity dirSecurity)
    at System.IO.Directory.CreateDirectory(String path, DirectorySecurity directorySecurity)
    at GBPVR.RecordingService.x93f60a55016d55c4.xaf0c8a8c d1d45e20(ScheduledRecording xe41d2b9d98dc1269)
    at GBPVR.RecordingService.x93f60a55016d55c4.xcba1f05f b5a46d5f()
    2008-05-28 10:38:08.247 VERBOSE [5] RecordingStatus is now RecordingStatus.RECORDING_IN_PROGRESS
    2008-05-28 10:38:08.263 VERBOSE [5] RecordingFactory.save()
    2008-05-28 10:38:08.357 VERBOSE [5] Save(): Updated existing scheduled recording

    Drive Z is a network mapped drive. If I config it to a local drive (such as C), it works flawlessly. Can GBPVR recording service record to a non-local drive? I don't see why it can't.


    Best Regards,
    Qiu

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    The recording service runs as a different user account so its not going to have the same drive mappings. You can try a UNC path instead. ie \\servername\sharename

    Personally I prefer to stick with recording to local drives, but if you really want to record to a network drive, you probably also need to set <AutoRemoveMissingRecordings>false</AutoRemoveMissingRecordings> in config.xml

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    Wanted to add

    Just wanted to add, I had it working with a slightly different configuration. I had a network shared drive which worked just fine until the time where I lost power and the GBPVR machine came up before the network drive came online.

    GBPVR removed the items from it's database, but the mpeg files were still there when the network drive came back online.

    Since then I just invested in a really large drive, which was fairly cheap and put all my recordings on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunny View Post
    Just wanted to add, I had it working with a slightly different configuration. I had a network shared drive which worked just fine until the time where I lost power and the GBPVR machine came up before the network drive came online.

    GBPVR removed the items from it's database
    Yep, thats exactly what the setting I mentioned above is to prevent.

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    I have tried UNC path as well. No luck. Is there anyway this can be done?
    I have a file server that holds all the files in the house. I have one dedicated machine does TV recording and most of the time it is asleep. It just wakes up, does the recording and goes back to sleep. So I want the files to be on the file server so it is accessible all the time.

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    Open the share up for full control for everyone.
    Mike

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    As mmatheny says above, its most likely related to permissions. If you post the logs we should be able to tell for sure.

    Some others record to a network share. Its definitely possible.

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    Thanks. I tried disable simple sharing under XP and grant full control to Everyone. Still getting access denied error. I am sure it is a permission issue, but don't know why it is happening. Can someone think of anything that I might be missing?

    2008-05-28 12:52:49.127 VERBOSE [5] Changing to channel (GBPVR.Backend.Common.NullTunerController): 8
    2008-05-28 12:52:49.143 ERROR [5] Error starting recording: System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path '\\P4B533\Maxtor500-B\Zhong Tian News' is denied.
    at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
    at System.IO.Directory.InternalCreateDirectory(String fullPath, String path, DirectorySecurity dirSecurity)
    at System.IO.Directory.CreateDirectory(String path, DirectorySecurity directorySecurity)
    at GBPVR.RecordingService.x93f60a55016d55c4.xaf0c8a8c d1d45e20(ScheduledRecording xe41d2b9d98dc1269)
    at GBPVR.RecordingService.x93f60a55016d55c4.xcba1f05f b5a46d5f()

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    If you cant work out the share permissions, then try changing the recording service to start under your account instead of the 'localsystem' account.

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    Thanks Sub. Can you give quick instruction on how to accomplish this?

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