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

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 18:27:06 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 11:11 AM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>wrote:

> 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.

Personally, I'm only running it with --refresh-today at 6pm so I still use
the suggested time to update the full schedule.

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