[mythtv-users] MythTV causing System to break down!

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Wed Aug 9 13:26:39 UTC 2006

Jean-Marc Melchior wrote:
> Hello,
> as only an intermediate level linux user I was able to set up MythTV  
> and customize it to my liking.
> However recently I got hunted by this "mysterious" phenomenon, after  
> a certain amount of time MythTV stops recording and all recorded  
> shows are deleted, which is really weird.
> After seeing this I realized that the problem is that my dev/hda2 is  
> running out of diskspace.
> I partitioned my 160GB Disk like this:
> dev/hda1	/boot	100MB	ext3
> dev/hda2	/		10GB	ext3
> dev/hda3	/swap	512MB	swap
> dev/hda5	/video	140GB	jfs
> the dev/hda2 only holds a minimal amount of packages from the Fedora  
> Core 5 installation, so it shouldn't be anywhere close to 10GB, of  
> course it holds the user folders and therefore some of the MythTV  
> files are on it, so I am guessing that it must be log files or  
> something like that that blow it up.
> So my questions are:
> 1) how can I find which files MythTV is saving here to blow up disk  
> space?
> 2) how could I move everything MythTV related to /video (which I  
> probably won't be able to do, because Im not really familiar with MySQL
> 3) obviously I cant get in X right now so how do i do everything from  
> the command line?
> well I now that this is a noob question, but I tried my very best to  
> figure everything out myself, and Ive been stuck with this for 2  
> days, and I just cant figure out how to solve this
Did you open up your MythWeb to the Internet?  This has often been seen 
when robots like Google/Yahoo browse your site and then delete all your 
recordings by clicking on the links.


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