[mythtv-users] Disk Full - Recovery from?

Tortise tortise at paradise.net.nz
Sun Mar 22 10:40:45 UTC 2009

I think I get it, mythbuntu does delete the recordings, it just does it over minutes rather than in a flash.

The problem seems to be that Myth does not gracefully recover when recording a track that is greater than the space available.

It also seems that write space in /var/lib/ is necessary for Mythbuntu to properly run up.   Mmmm.  Perhaps the setup can control 
this by controlling where the recording repository is.

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Subject: [mythtv-users] Disk Full - Recovery from?


My mythbuntu 8.10 (uptodate or within a day or two) has stopped running with disk full messages and NTP failure on rebooting.

df tells me
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1             11535344   3870420   7078956  36% /
tmpfs                  1556120         0   1556120   0% /lib/init/rw
varrun                 1556120       368   1555752   1% /var/run
varlock                1556120         0   1556120   0% /var/lock
udev                   1556120      2840   1553280   1% /dev
tmpfs                  1556120         0   1556120   0% /dev/shm
lrm                    1556120      2004   1554116   1% /lib/modules/2.6.27-11-g                              eneric/volatile
/dev/sda6            475537480 475537440        40 100% /var/lib

/var/lib is full!

I note /var/lib/mythtv/recordings has I assume start images and the mpg's in it.

OK Can I identify a recording to delete to get it going again?
Can I identify something I don't want and delete in a way that respects the mySQL structure?
Will deleting something corrupt the sql links?
At this stage I plan to delete a 7G recording and overwrite its name with an empty file, to reclaim 7G and presumably get going

The problem seems to have arisen from things not being deleted from mythweb.

Seems that approach worked.
Looking into why this occurred is not clear.
It seems that if I push a recordings delete button from mythweb's "Recorded Programmes" it's entry is deleted from mythweb, but it
seems the mpg continues to exist on the HDD, at least Backend Status shows no difference in Free Space.  Running mythfilldatabase
does not seem to clear them out either.  Deleting following drilling down into the recordings detail screen and deleting there does
seem to delete the file.

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