[mythtv-users] Did I mess everything up?

Kokor Hekkus kokorhekkus at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 15:20:53 UTC 2007


 I have been using knoppmyth for about a year now. I had some minor
problems and every time I was able to fix them and continue to be
happy user. I reinstalled every time new version was out, and
everything was perfect.
But yesterday picture on one of my frontends froze so I went to my
master backend to try end fix the problem. While trying to restart
backend it froze too. Completely. I did a hard reset and all hell
broke loose. I couldn't log in, and I've noticed error message during
boot that mysql is not able to write to /var/lib/mysql because
partition is full. I immediately remembered coming across posts here
about some logs running wild. My backend is installed in a triple-boot
with ubuntu and winxp (I hardly ever use them, but they are there).
 I booted to ubuntu, mounted mythtv root partition and started poking
around /var/log folder.
I think I was paying with interest for my year without problems
because at the same time my ISP's link went down, and I couldn't
consult wiki or forums for some advice. I was also struck with
overwhelming stupidity combined with being very tired (it was around
2AM) and impatient so I thought what the hell I'll just delete
everything in my /var/log dir and see what happens. Doing that I was
able to get only 70MB of free space so I guess problem was not in
I am not a newbie, but I am not a pro either. I know my way around,
but I never had any serious problems with my linux machines before
(that's why I switched all my machines to linux in the first place)
and I know very little about logs - I am a user, not really an admin.
My question is - how much damage have I done in my moment of
imapatient stupidity? What to do next? Can I patch things up? and
where to look for the problem?
 Now the worst part - I didn't run mythbackup for about a month.
 Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list