My music collection is stored on a media server (11.04 + MythTV). My ~/Music folder is mapped to a NFS share on the media server, but Ubuntu One will not synchronize to the mapped drive (probably no surprise there). Nor is the music folder located under a home/ folder on the server (it's /var/lib/mythtv/music).

So, how to synchronize the music with Ubuntu One and thereby access it for mobile streaming? Perhaps install Ubuntu One on the server, move the music to ~/Music and sync it, and then symlink it from /var/lib/mythtv (I like to use the Myth player on the media system)? Opinions?


As far as I know, NFS does not support inotify, which is likely used heavily for filesync with Ubuntu One. I also seem to remember that Ubuntu One doesn't sync files and folders from outside your home directory.

Your suggestion sounded best to me. Do I get an upvote for that? :)

  • I'm fairly sure that you can also configure MythTV's folder to be ~/Music rather than /var/lib/mythtv if you preferred it that way rather than a symlink. The idea sounds good to me, though! – sil Sep 18 '11 at 7:06

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.