[mythtv-users] Huge log files in mythbuntu

Damian damian at gingermagic.co.uk
Wed Dec 10 09:39:29 UTC 2008

 >> > Can anyone help me decipher if there's anything wrong in there? Is 
it the:
 >> > /etc/default/mythtv-backend:#EXTRA_ARGS="--verbose"
 >> > line? And if so where to I change that setting?
 >> At an educated guess I would say that -verbose is OFF because it is
 >> commented out with the # at the start of the line. Also the ps -ef
 >> output indicates that mythbackend is running without -v options.
 >> So if your log files are being rotated, and you are running the log
 >> files non-verbose, then something is troubling your system and you
 >> should LOOK at the log files and see what it might be!
 >Nick got it exactly right. The "Enabled verbose msgs: important general"
 >line in the log is the same as mine. To see if logrotate is working run:
 >ls -l /var/log/mythtv/
 >It should list several files such as mythbackend.log, mythbackend.log.1
 >etc. The timestamps on them should be a day apart. If all that checks
 >out look through the log file (I prefer the less command) for any errors
 >or lines that repeat several times.

On a second look, it's my mythfrontend logs that have gone crazy. 
Backend logs are about 800kb Frontend logs are about 3 GB!!!

Sorry for not seeing this sooner. Mad few days here and little/no time 
free for myth checking. Need to sort this out as soon as possible though 
because the disk just keeps filling up and breaking other things!


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