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

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Nov 6 20:51:49 UTC 2009

On 11/06/2009 03:29 PM, Nick F wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 12:27 PM, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 11:11 AM, Michael T. Dean 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'.

Yeah, it actually just adds today to the list.  You'd have to explicitly 
exclude other days (with --max-days 1 would be best).

Though I don't know that making 2 connections per day--even with the 
"smaller pull" at a specific time--is actually easier for Schedules 
Direct/TMS than just pulling all of your data only at 6:00pm.  (I'd love 
to hear from Robert Eden on this one.)  IIRC, they've actually made 
comments about how it /might/ be better for them if myth were changed to 
pull all 14 days in one pull every day rather than the approach it's 
using.  If we can get a definite answer on how they'd like us to pull 
the listings, I'd be happy to change it.

Granted, for everyone to set up their systems to pull at 6:00pm would be 
A Bad Thing (TM).


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