[mythtv] Expiry problem

Michael Watson michael at thewatsonfamily.id.au
Wed Apr 18 00:37:06 UTC 2012

On 18/04/2012 9:10 AM, Ian Dall wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been running a recent 0.25 pre-release(*) and have run into
> problems with expiry. What happens is that the disk fills up, the expiry
> thread runs, deletes the entry from the database, but does not delete
> the actual files containing the recording. Since the disk is still full,
> it goes ahead and deletes the next show and in a short space of time
> there is a full disk, and all programs which allow auto expire have been
> deleted from the DB. I recover the DB from backup and manually delete
> files which have been recorded since the backup, but obviously it is
> annoying to have to do this.
> Possibly relevant is that a) I have a separate master and slave backend
> and b) am using NFS for the storage. The logs don't show anything
> interesting. Mythtv *thinks* it is doing the right thing. There are
> messages about expiring recordings, but nothing to do with failing to
> delete a file.
> I'd appreciate any clues about what could cause this or how to debug it.
> * I've upgraded again but it is too early to tell if the problem is
> still there.
More a question for the mythtv-users list.
But sounds like a permission problem.


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