Re: [HOW TO] get free space on root with r2891 for optware
There's nothing to be sorry about, except the following huge post:
I'm using @frater's optware solution (viewtopic.php?f=41&t=2819&start=0
It's a bit different from @buzzkaido's PlugOnDevice (viewtopic.php?f=41&t=2491&start=0
) and oriented, perhaps, to people more accustomed to linux.
PlugOnDevice wins on simplicity and ease of use, of course...
@frater created a watchdog script to monitor transmission-daemon. It runs in cron (linux equivalent to scheduled task) every minute and every hour. The first time I stumbled upon this watchdog, it was rewriting my Transmission settings in settings.json - that's why I disabled it (made the scripts not executable), it was instructing transmission-daemon to download to the standard locations defined by @frater, as opposed to this new partition I created.
The watchdog does bring other benefits, though...
This is not applicable to you, but may be of interest to others.
I don't know whether PlugOnDevice uses such a watchdog for transmission-daemon and, if it does, whether it can be safely disabled. Perhaps @buzzkaido or others can help.
But I know that there is a possibility to edit configuration files from the program's GUI. Being that so, you need to configure the new download location in settings.json
The new download location is mounted on my system by the script (S01mount) that runs on every boot. I don't know in PlugOnDevice what is the best way to mount a partition on boot...
If all this seems too complicated, then I suggest you backup your data and try @nielsjeh way of using ext3 filesystem as default (viewtopic.php?f=41&t=2491&start=0
This is similar to my way, only the mounting is done in fstab, instead of a startup script, and goes to the default location /tmp/hdd/volumes/HDD1. You'll loose access to the NTFS partition and won't be able to access the HDD through direct USB connection from Windows, unless you install a driver on your PC.
I also don't know what are the effects of this change to PlugOnDevice installation and operation.
I think I should have myself gone this last way and get rid of NTFS altogether... but now it's done and I'm lazy.
Finally, if all you see above are Chinese glyphs, stick to what you have and backup once in a while.
Oh! By the way: Last time formatted the HDD on POHD, I then reformatted the NTFS partition in Windows Vista. Sorry, but I don't trust POHD's handling of NTFS...
Gess what? Never had data corruption since...