[mythtv-users] STRANGE GLITCH- Almost all recordings are gone! - Any idea why?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Feb 22 06:09:34 UTC 2007

On Feb 21, 2007, at 10:02 PM, Dmitry Shesterin aka dscheste wrote:

> Something terrible happened today. After I came back from work, as  
> usually late, switched on the TV and the only thing I see among my  
> recordings is Steve Dotto's series.... All the recorded episodes.  
> The rest of the recordings were gone!
> - I thought it is a glitch and rebooted the PVR. It came back - no  
> recordings.
> I realized that all of the recordings must be lost and was so  
> upset..... TV with all this advertising again..... I do not think  
> my wife could have taken it any longer..
> What could explain a glitch, where not all of the recording are  
> gone, but almost all of them, leaving only one group of recordings  
> stay?
> First thing I did after that was to look at the actual file system  
> to make sure that the recordings are really gone....
> Thanks God they were there! Physically, the recordings are there,  
> right where they belong, all renamed and with previews.... But not  
> in the database.
> After I realized that there is nothing I can do with it right now,  
> I decided to "RESET" the whole thing.
> backed up the entire database, then
> stopped mysql and backend
> $mv /var/lib/mysql/mythconverg /var/lib/mysql/mythconverg_old
> then created a new mythvonverg
> then ran mythtv-setup again.
> This time there were no shows at all - expected...
> Then $mv /var/lib/mysql/mythconverg_old /var/lib/mysql/mythconverg
> Then started Mysql and backend again.
> WHEN I STARTED MYTHTV again - nothing changed, all the settings  
> were there, but only Steve Dotto showed up in the recordings.....
> I almost freaked out and pulled the plug on the whole thing and  
> wanted to book some time off this weekend to reinstall everything  
> from scratch..... I was not looking towards the entire day of  
> compiling, installing, tweaking.. and most importantly, loosing  
> recordings!
> And then, in a move of hopeless desperation, I clicked "View TV" to  
> watch live TV for the last time on this installation.... TV played  
> for a bit and then I exited to the main menu, looked into the media  
> library for the last time, ALL THE RECORDINGS SHOWED UP!!!
> HOLY! I guess the only thing it took to fix this strange glitch was  
> to launch the TV and view it for a while?
> Did that happen to anybody else before?

You had it set to only view 1 particular recording group instead of  
all programs.

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