[mythtv-users] Running mythfilldatabase

aaron memoryguy at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 14:10:33 UTC 2007

On 9/18/07, Craig Huff <huffcslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the info.

Most welcome :)

> I was trying to be "polite" and make sure I ran MFDB at the suggested time,
> which has generally been in the morning hours rather than when I typically
> have activity scheduled on the system in the evening hours.

In my experience the suggested time tends to wander round the clock...
as though it generally suggests about 25 hours ahead... or maybe I'm
just imagining that :)

> Do you know if there was a concern/issue with accounting for the MFDB
> schedule when setting the wakeup time?

Hm, I know it was something I thought of, but not sure if it was
actually brought up. I can't search gossamer at the moment (my
interweb access is monitored at work), but the thread was titled, "Why
modify mfdb start/end with MythFillGrabberSuggestsTime? (was Re:
Filldatabase cron job necessary?)"

Possibly the theory was that we'd end up running AFTER the recommended
next time anyway, so it should be safe.

Taking the suggested grab time into account might also have been a
more involved solution than just running if (current time) >
(suggested time)  :)

Hope that helps


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