[mythtv-users] Bones/Fringe fans -- run mythfilldatabase now !

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Nov 6 17:11:14 UTC 2009

On 11/06/2009 11:45 AM, Yeechang Lee wrote:
> Kevin Kuphal says:
>> Just an FYI, this is why I have a 6PM cron job that runs with
>> --refresh-today.  It will catch alot of schedule changes like
>> sports, presidential addresses, and such.  A very good suggestion
>> for people to keep their schedules up to date.
> I used to do this but removed it because I didn't know what would
> happen if two mythfilldtabase jobs ran at the same time, since my box
> runs it at whatever time SchedulesDirect suggests it should.
> I guess I could avoid the issue by putting a check into the cron job
> that aborts it nif another mythfilldatabase is running. I'd have to do
> the same thing in the shell script that mythbackend calls to run
> mythfilldatabase (I run optimize_database.pl before and after) for the
> edge case of the 6pm one starting right after the daily one starts at
> 5:57pm, too, of course.

If you're running mythfilldatabase in a cron job every day at 6:00pm, 
why are you also running mythfilldatabase automatically at the time 
suggested by the grabber?  Running every day at 6:00pm destroys the 
benefit of using the suggested time and running it 2x per day just seems 
to be even worse.


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