[mythtv-users] Did I mess everything up?

David Campbell dave at cpfc.org
Fri Mar 16 16:03:05 UTC 2007

Kokor Hekkus wrote:
> Hi,
>  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
> logs.
> 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.

I'd be surprised if you did any damage at all.

are you using innodb?

What is the output of ls -l /var/lib/mysql

What is the output of cat /etc/my.cnf


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