[mythtv-users] First myth deleted most of my recordings, then it deleted all and all schedules.

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Aug 2 06:09:51 UTC 2010

  On 08/02/2010 01:50 AM, David Kramer wrote:
> A few days ago while I was on vacation I ran low (but far from out) of
> disk space.  I had a ton of old recordings.  The system deleted about
> 850 recordings!  I couldn't believe it.  But I still had my recent
> recordings.
> Today I looked at my system and not only did it delete every frackin
> recording I had, including the .mpg files themselves, but all of my
> scheduled recordings are gone.  I can't imagine what could have done
> that.  And to further taunt me, it left a few .png files around just to
> remind me of all my recordings that are now missing.
> - I still have my capture card and input defined.
> - I still have my storage groups defined
> - I am currently running 0.22.0+fixes23893-0ubuntu0+mythbuntu3 (I can't
> upgrade until I have time to upgrade the back end and all three front
> ends due to schema change, so I'm still running Ubuntu 9.10 and this
> slightly older myth)
> - No other databases on my system had any problems, and all the myth
> tables like settings, etc are in tact.
> - I was able to figure out how to restore the record table from backup,
> and remove oldrecorded records for shows I want to re-record if they
> happen to show.  I seem to be up and running now, but.... what if this
> happens again?
> Questions:
> - Why in the world would AutoExpire delete over a terabyte of
> recordings?  And why would it delete ALL recordings?  I verified
> AutoExpire was set to leave 1GB
> - Are there any known events that would cause myth to delete anything
> from the record table (shows to be recorded) ever, let alone EVERY RECORD?

That wasn't MythTV.

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