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

Andrew lists at heathsworld.com
Fri Mar 10 01:17:11 UTC 2006

Brian Wood wrote:
> On Mar 8, 2006, at 1:52 PM, Tim Tait wrote:
>>Brian Wood wrote:
>>>Given all the negative opinions about the new LiveTV functionality, I
>>>demand equal time.
>>>I happen to *like* the new way of doing things. Think of it as a
>>>browser cache for TV watching that auto-expires and gives you
>>>complete control over how much space is used.
>>>I don't hear people complaining about how much disk space their
>>>browser cache takes up, it's just the way a browser works.
>>I can set a indepedant quota on my browser cache that is has  
>>nothing to
>>do with total or free disk space... can I do that with the live TV  
>>What happens if the channel has no programming breaks - say a closed
>>ciruit baby monitor? The wife puts it on then forgets about it... Will
>>the Live TV buffer fill the entire disk then crash? Can it autoexpire
>>the currently watched live tv program?
> I think the question is what do you want this "free space" for ?? If  
> it is something other than MythTV then you can specify exactly how  
> much space is to be left open for other apps. If you want the space  
> for MythTV recordings then you have no problem because Myth will auto- 
> expire whatever it needs to in order to make requested recordings.
> That leave only the possibility that you do not want the space for  
> Myth or for other apps, in which case you just want free space for  
> the sake of free space, in which case just create a partition and  
> don't tell any application about it.
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Not to contribute to this last post, but, here is my setup.....

tiny # df -h

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/md/2	      6.0G  3.1G  2.9G	51% /
/dev/md/3             133T  1.2G  133T   0% /mnt/saveforfreespace
udev                  251M  152K  251M   1% /dev
none                  251M     0  251M   0% /dev/shm

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