[mythtv-users] Empty zap2it schedule in data base in morning

Lan Barnes lan at falleagle.net
Wed Apr 11 21:59:57 UTC 2007

On Wed, April 11, 2007 2:37 pm, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 04/11/2007 03:00 PM, Lan Barnes wrote:
>> This is a second occurence and second post.
>> BACKGROUND: The box is MythDora 3.2. The service is Cox South San Diego
>> ch
>> 1 - 99 (non-digital). The network connection is an old Prism wireless
>> card. I have a root cron job to do a two ping hit on the router every
>> two
>> minutes to keep it open. It's an obvious weak point.
>> EVENT: Twice now, but separated by more than a week, I have checked
>> status
>> of the recordings before going to work and found that the schedule
>> screen
>> is empty. In both cases, shutting down the back end and running
>> mythfilldatabase as root filled it just fine, and all was well.
>> OBSERVATIONS: In checking the cron log, I found I had misconfigured the
>> mythrename job, which I have user mythtv run. I had it running once a
>> minute from 02:00 hrs to 02:59. A bit excessive, and it may have been
>> keeping the machine occupied during the refresh from zap2it. It's now
>> corrected to run once a day at 02:11. Don't know why I picked that
>> minute,
>> really.
>> No other entry in cron, messages, or the mythbackend.log appear
>> interesting ... but I'm a newbie, and hardly know what I'm looking for.
>> Does anyone have any experience with this or idea what might be
>> happening,
>> other than the renaming thrashing I so foolishly was running?
> Don't know what happened, but chances are you didn't need to run
> mythfilldatabase.  Nothing in Myth will delete the data from the
> database (unless it has new data to put there); however, the display
> will happily show nothing when it can't get data.  Next time just
> restart mythbackend.

Thanks. Makes sense. The restart part, not the losing contact part.

I'm a little surprised no one has responded with similar experiences.
Could I really be the only one?

Lan Barnes

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