[mythtv-users] no autoexpire if commercials not flagged?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 01:32:34 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 9:24 PM, Michael T. Dean<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 06/10/2009 08:58 PM, Steven Adeff wrote:
>> Lately my backend hasn't been deleting files from the autoexpire list
>> and the only thing I can think of that I changed was that I disabled
>> commercial flagging in mythtv-setup. Is it possible that the
>> autoexpire isn't deleting shows that haven't been flagged and so my
>> drive is filling up?
> Shows are never*** expired /until/ the drive fills up.  So, when you say,
> "my drive is filling up," do you mean, "my filesystem becomes completely
> full, causing Myth to be unable to write more data to it"?
> Anyway, if you have queued/unfinished jobs on the recordings, it may prevent
> them from being expired.  But there's no way that auto-expire only works on
> shows that have been flagged.
> Regardless, you should see more info in the backend log about why things
> aren't expiring.  To see even more, run mythbackend -v
> important,general,file
> ***OK, LiveTV recordings of less than 2 minutes are expired "immediately"
> (within 2 minutes) and LiveTV recordings are expired after 1 day (unless you
> increased the time in the settings) even when the drive is not full.
> Mike

well, I ran with -v file
and noticed that it didn't like the permissions on one of my
non-recording directory storage groups. I fixed that and now it seems
to be deleting the files in the auto-expire list...

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