[mythtv-users] recordings disappeared from list, still exist on disk

Robin Hill myth at robinhill.me.uk
Fri Nov 6 08:57:05 UTC 2009

On Thu Nov 05, 2009 at 09:50:49PM -0500, Rod Smith wrote:

> - Database corruption. Running "mysqlcheck -r -umythtv -pyourpassword
>   mythconverg" (changing "yourpassword" to your actual password, and "mythtv"
>   to your MythTV SQL username, if necessary) should fix this problem. In
>   fact, I've got that command set up in a daily cron job to help head off
>   problems. As with full disks, symptoms can vary. I'm pretty sure I've seen
>   the "missing recordings" you describe at least a couple of times and
>   finding database corruption to be the cause.
You'd be better off running the optimize_mythdb.pl script provided with
MythTV.  This uses the MythTV bindings to connect to the database
(avoiding the need to hardcode the username/password elsewhere) and does
a repair, optimize, and analyze of all tables.

    ( ' }     |       Robin Hill        <myth at robinhill.me.uk>  |
   / / )      | Little Jim says ....                            |
  // !!       |      "He fallen in de water !!"                 |
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