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Media Server/JFFS ?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by jsmiddleton4, May 26, 2012.

  1. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Started using the media server option. Was looking at storing the database via the scanning of media files via jffs. Not sure exactly how to do so. Enabled JFFS, formatted, it, etc. Seems to work. But wondering about the meda directory listing in the media server tab. If the router is using JFFS to mount the media file directory should the mounted directory still show /mnt?

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  2. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    This tab.... What should the directory be to make sure the router is looking in the right place?
  3. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    Media directories -> here you have to set direcotry path to your MEDIA files (movies,photos,musics). If you have media files on USB drive then simply set directory ad /tmp/mnt.

    I suggest you set database also on USB drive or RAM. JFFS is not a good idea.
  4. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    Thanks shibby. I need some help in walking through the setup to use an external storage device for the media files data storage. I did some further reading and understand why JFFS not good idea.

    I have a powered USB hub that is attached to the USB port of the E3000. Am discovering that gives me a great deal of flexibility. It would be very easy to use a USB drive for just the meda file scanned database while I'm keeping the hard drive that stores the media files for just media files.

    I get lost on the command lines for mounting, setting directories, etc., on the external device though.

    I could probably create a folder on the ext hard drive too. Its not like the database file the media server creates is huge.
  5. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

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