[mythtv-users] Avoiding hard disk full messages

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Thu Dec 16 19:11:14 UTC 2010

On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 1:03 PM, The GUIGuy <linux at finalfiler.com> wrote:
> On 17/12/10 05:56, Greg Oliver wrote:
>> They are probably just the system's checks.  You can turn off "Disk
>> Notifications" under Preferences->Startup Applications to disable
>> these..
> Hi Greg,
> No, they were warnings and I was prevented from performing an update
> that needed 17MB of free space.

Oh, you are asking for trouble if you use the default /var/mythtv
directories for mythtv if they are not on a separate partition.  It is
best to completely distinguish mythtv SG directories from the default
OS directories.  What you are seeing is because /var is holding them
both, and since /var is important for any OS related function with a
"variable" amount of space, the upgrades are failing.

I would definitely carve out some space for mythtv and separate it
from /var, or at least make /var/mythtv a separate partition.

> I subsequently found a couple of files in /var that I could delete.
> I notice /var/mythtv/recordings has a couple of thousand files in it,
> amounting to about 1.6T, yet the recording list in mythtv is empty. I would
> have thought the mythtv housekeeping would be more timely?

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