[mythtv-users] mythrename.pl flogs my system if run during recordings.

Richard Morton richard.e.morton at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 20:05:44 UTC 2009

Even so; yes mythrename will flog your system; especially if you have
lots of recordings.

mythrename deletes all the symlinks and starts again building them
from info in the database. Doing this every 15 minutes is asking alot
for the small number of changes you may see every 15 minutes;
recommendations I have seen suggest every 6, 12 or 24 hours.

In any case; from everything I have read mythtvfs is the preferred way
of doing this now. you mount a mythtvfs instance on a mountpoint and
creates what appear to be symlinks to your recordings.

however, the downside seems to be as it uses FUSE the symlinks are not
visible over samba shares but i am just starting to look at it - maybe
someone can give us an idea if you can (and how) you can share them?

hope that helps.


Thanks And Regards,

Richard Morton

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2009/11/10 Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>:
> On 11/10/2009 05:15 AM, David Whyte wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 8:10 PM, David Whyte <david.whyte at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I have uploaded a screenie of my monitoring application (Zabbix) which
>>> clearly shows increased load at 15 minute intervals during the
>>> afternoons recordings (14:30 - 15:30) and the very high load this
>>> evening since I record a number of simultaneous shows, with
>>> commflagging etc.
>>> http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/WhLOm_EWqa9_iJOUTr7uug?feat=directlink
>> Ooops, buggered the permissions.  Try again at
>> http://picasaweb.google.com/david.whyte/Random?feat=directlink
> Don't use mythrename.pl to rename files (I'm assuming that's what you're
> doing).  It's dangerous, there are parts of myth that break if you do so,
> and creating links is infinitely more flexible, anyway.
> use:
> mythrename.pl --link
> Mike
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