[mythtv-users] Scheduled recordings disappearing

Bruce Markey bjm at lvcm.com
Sat Mar 5 09:26:23 UTC 2005

Scott Minneman wrote:
> That's the method I used to set it up.  I followed all of those 
> instructions exactly, and it works for the rest of that day, but clears 
> out after that.
> I run mythfilldatabase at night, so I think that's the culprit.  Not 
> running mythdatabase, however, is obviously not an option.  I could 
> reduce its run frequency, but resetting my search rules once a week is 
> only marginally less of a hassle than resetting them once a day.

You shouldn't have to reset the rules. If the schedule is correct
when add a search rule it should be okay any other time the
scheduler runs. The logs for mythfilldatabase and the master backend
should have clues if something went wrong. Look for error messages
and also check for the lines that say how many items where scheduled.

2005-03-04 06:41:59.496 Reschedule requested for id -1.
2005-03-04 06:42:05.502 Scheduled 378 items in 3.9 = 2.98 match + 0.88 place

If it had items before but then zero when mythfilldatabase runs,
that would be a problem. Also, you can try running mythfilldatabase
from the command line to see if that causes a problem.

So, was the schedule okay after you first set the rule? Is the
schedule okay when you restart the master backend? When the schedule
is blank, does running "mythbackend --resched" from another shell
fix the problem? If this does happen when mythfilldatabase runs, is
there show information in the Program Guide?

If it does seem to be related to having search rules, could you sent
the output of:

$ mysql -u mythtv -pmythtv mythconverg
mysql> select type,title,description from record where search=1\G

--  bjm

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