[mythtv-users] Disk Space UI
rbsteffes at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 15:55:03 UTC 2008
On Jan 18, 2008 10:49 AM, Ryan Steffes <rbsteffes at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
Actually, setting mythtv-status on a cronjob to email you and her on
low diskspace and conflicts may BE the best answer for the moment.
She may not check disk usage, but she can read and email and see if a
show she cares about is on a list, right? Andrew gave us a great tool
that he hosts: http://www.etc.gen.nz/projects/mythtv/mythtv-status.html
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