[mythtv-users] disk full, can't delete files

David L idht4n at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 06:25:14 UTC 2009

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 6:57 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 11/10/2009 07:43 PM, Chris Adams wrote:
>> What is the minimum free space set to out of the box? Can I suggest it
>> be defaulted to something sensible (for our modern world of terabyte
>> hard drives), perhaps 1-2GB?
>> I have no idea where this would be set but if someone can point me in
>> the right direction I'll be happy to supply a patch..
> It's set to 1GiB by default, but depending on configuration, this may not be
> enough extra space to allow Myth to react in time when the system has
> multiple and/or high-bitrate recorders.
> However, I don't think increasing the default is a good idea.

Perhaps during the installation, if the everything is on one
partition, the default could be increased and a warning
displayed... hey dumb ass; you should have used
different partitions for your OS, your database, /var
and your video directories, so we're going to reserve
space on this partition to prevent system instability.

I've learned my lesson, but I'm sure there will be several
more people that will install everything on one partition and
run into stability issues.  Just a suggestion.

Thanks again to all...


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