[mythtv-users] LiveTV auto recording? Harddrive filling up.

Danesh danesh.i at gmail.com
Mon Mar 6 13:57:47 UTC 2006

Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll need to take a closer look at
those auto-expire settings.

Is there a way to disable the 'feature' though? I use the same
partition (/mnt/store) for mythDVD and need to delete LiveTV
recordings manually. Also with all the LiveTV recordings taking up all
the space I can't tell how much space I have free for actual


On 3/6/06, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 03/06/2006 12:32 AM, Michael Fox wrote:
> > On 3/6/06, Danesh <danesh.i at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> MythTV seems to decide to randomly record stuff and put them into a
> >> 'LiveTV' category. This has not been a problem before, but recently it
> >> has started preventing me from recording regularly scheduled shows.
> >>
> > As of 0.19 any time you watch livetv it will record this viewing of
> > livetv. Hopefully one of the other users on list can post about how to
> > set it to expire quicker then the default settings.
> By default, LiveTV recordings will expire in 1 day and you can not make
> them expire any more quickly (although you can increase from 1 day to
> 365 days if you like).  Any short recordings (less than 2 minutes) are
> expired almost immediately.
> However--and here's the important part--if space is needed for anything
> else (such as a recording), the LiveTV recordings will be expired to
> make room.  If all the LiveTV recordings are expired and more room is
> necessary, other shows will be expired to make room.  Therefore--unless
> you've completely messed up your autoexpire settings--LiveTV recordings
> will /not/ prevent other recordings.  (Note, also, that unlike in
> previous versions of MythTV, you cannot disable autoexpire.)
> So, something else is preventing you from recording regularly-scheduled
> shows...  (Logs and the "Previously Recorded" page in MythTV would be
> useful in telling you what that is.)
> Mike
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