[mythtv-users] Myth suddenly deleteing all recordings

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Jun 1 14:57:17 UTC 2006

On 06/01/2006 06:11 AM, stan wrote:
> On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 11:34:26PM -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> Do you have MythWeb set up?  It almost looks like someone or something 
>> (i.e. very likely a web crawler) is accessing your MythWeb.
> I do have it set up, and I lost the .htaccess file during the
> upgrade. I will remove the link to it from the outside accessiable 
> web page for now.

Sounds very much like a web bot, then...

>>> I also set up another test program to record last night. This one does
>>> apear in the "Previously Recorded" screen. When I press [I] to
>>> get more details it shows as "Never Record This Program".
>>> The "Boston Leagel" episode that I did mamange to record last night,
>>> als shows as ?Never Record This Program".
>> You can remove these from the Previously Recorded page once you stop 
>> whatever is changing your rules.
> Right, nut how can they be there, and have "never record" as a status.

Because someone (something) clicked the "Never Record" link on the
"Upcoming Recordings" (which shows the episodes matching your recording
rules).  I use this all the time to "train" Myth about what I watched
before Myth.

> The only way I can see this happeinig, is if the status changed. If this
> happened _after_ they wer recorded, given that I have lot's of free
> spce, why would htese episodes get removed?

Because someone (something) click the "Delete" link on the "Recorded
Programs" page.

>  If the status was changed
> _before_ they wer recorded, they would never get to the previously
> recorded list, right?

Actually, the "Previously Recorded" page (and the oldrecorded table) is
used to display (store) the "Never Record" information (recstatus = 11).

>>> This is driving me nuts, it just makes no sense for a peice of software
>>> to sudenly start misbeahaving ike this!
>> I really think something else is misbehaving...  It's finding what 
>> that's the challenge. :)
> Agreed.
> We will eliminate the mythweb as a possible culprit, and see where that takes us.

I think things should work well for you now.


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