[mythtv-users] Huge log files in mythbuntu

James Crow james at ultratans.com
Tue Dec 9 14:57:48 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-12-09 at 13:42 +0000, Damian wrote:
> Hello all,
> I just noticed a drastically small amount of space left on my system 
> drives (not video/recording storage drive) and wondered what was going 
> on. Then found about 9 gig of log files. Is there any way I can control 
> the size of these beasts? Each backend log was about 700mb and there 
> were at least 9 of both frontend and backend logs.
> Thanks
> Damian

You can check if the default logging options have been changed for the
backend by running:

 grep "ARGS=" /etc/init.d/mythtv-backend /etc/default/mythtv-backend 

You can also look at the log file to see what options mythbackend was
started with:

grep "Enabled verbose msgs" /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log

If that does not return any ouput stop and then restart the backend and
try again.

Just for reference my master BE on Mythbuntu 8.10 with three tuners and
roughly 30 recording rules generates between 100kb to 300kb a day of log
files. My FE that is used for almost all TV watching generates less than
1MB of log files each day. This is with the default Mythbuntu 8.10


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