[mythtv-users] shows Expired unexpectedly

James Pifer jep at obrien-pifer.com
Wed Feb 28 19:37:20 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-02-28 at 13:28 -0500, Josh wrote:
> James Pifer wrote:
> > I realized last night that I lost several episodes of 24 and a couple
> > others. Worst part is that I had not watched them yet! When I checked
> > the logs they were Expired because of disk space. I have a 750 gig drive
> > and it did get down to just under a 100 gig free around the same time
> > these expired. I've been looking through the setup screens over and over
> > but I'm not finding what I'm looking for. 
> >
> > Where is the setting to tell myth when to start expiring recordings? I'm
> > guessing mine is set at 100 GB. 
> >   
> It expires if an upcoming recording requires more space then it 
> currently available on the disk. I use a shell script I wrote that runs 
> as a cron every day and if my disk space is lower then X it sends me an 
> e-mail telling me which shows are next on the "auto-expire" list.

That's what doesn't make sense in my case, I had nearly 100 GB still

Thanks for info. 


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