[mythtv-users] Disk Space UI

Ryan Steffes rbsteffes at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 15:49:35 UTC 2008

On Jan 18, 2008 1:21 AM, Bill Nary <billn77 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I do run at pretty much 100% usage, but sometimes there's something I forgot
> to "non-auto-expire" that I have been meaning to get to.  Perhaps one of the
> best things for a popup would be "Disk almost full, the following recordings
> are in jeopardy of being deleted...".
> I know you can look in the status and find what is up for deletion, but I
> never do.
> On Jan 15, 2008 6:43 PM, Jake <jakeisawake at gmail.com > wrote:
> >
> > > Now, I already have 500gb in this machine, and I am not going to spend
> > > any more money on it.  The problem is, there's no good feedback in the
> > > MythTV UI that you're getting low on disk space.  Is there anything we
> > > can do about that?  I think we need to make this a lot more prominent.
> > >  We need to smack some people on the face with this stuff.  It's very
> > > easy to forget that you're running low, and then when things stop
> > > working because she (I mean we) went over the threshold I'm left
> > > having to pick up the pieces.
> >
> > i think the reason there's nothing prominent in the ui is because most
> > (?) of us run our myth systems at basically 100% disk usage all the
> > time.  that's what the auto-expire settings are for.  if you really
> > want to keep something just turn off the auto-expire flag.  that's
> > what we do and it works pretty well!
> >
> >
> >

That sounds like an excellent request to put to the king of mythtv
status information.   I hope you don't mind me CCing you directly
Andrew, but is there any chance you could add a "Next ten recordings
scheduled for deletion" type blurb to mythtv-status?


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