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

Nick F nikos.f at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 20:29:29 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 12:27 PM, Kevin Kuphal <kkuphal at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Running with --refresh-today pulls the full schedule in for me, and
not just 'today'.

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