[mythtv-users] Feature request: upcoming recordings disk usage

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Mon Nov 5 14:22:27 UTC 2007

On 11/4/07, Jerome Yuzyk <jerome at supernet.ab.ca> wrote:
> On Saturday 03 November 2007 22:39, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> > On 11/03/2007 02:30 PM, Preston Crow wrote:
> > > It would be really nice if the upcoming recording screen would warn
> > > about running out of disk space.  If Myth knew the bitrate for each
> > > show, this would be easy.  For shows encoded locally, that's easy.  For
> > > digital shows (e.g., QAM and ATSC), it would require tracking an average
> > > bitrate for shows previously recorded on that channel, which seems like
> > > a relatively easy thing to track.
> > >
> > > It would be an estimate, but it should be good enough to be helpful.
> >
> > However, Myth will never run out of space unless you disable autoexpire
> > on all your recordings, in which case you're saying you want to manually
> > manage space, so--IMHO, it's your problem, not Myth's.  :)
> >
> > Mike
> I'd like this feature too. I have finite space (not big enough for my happy
> schedule-finger), and it's sports season, with each game being 3-4 hours of
> recording. I'd like to see that I'll run out of space and start auto-expiring
> by, say, next Thursday so I'd better watch the non-transient stuff or
> sacrifice it, or change my recording schedule. I can't trust auto-expire
> because lots of my space is via a samba share (for older things I haven't
> watched yet) and Myth will happily delete everything over there first and not
> see any space freed until it starts deleting on the local disk.

If you don't want the things on your samba share to be expired, why do
you have them set to auto-expire?  Myth will only expire what you tell
it to using the priority system you choose.


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