[mythtv-users] Orphan recordings cleaned up?

Joseph Fry joe at thefrys.com
Fri Dec 17 19:51:06 UTC 2010

> 1. A show is recorded by, and stored on, a slave backend properly.
> 2. Sometime later, a frontend notes 'that recording is missing'.  Maybe
> because the slave -be is down, the nfs share had an issue, whatnot.  So, the
> front end user, unaware of technical detail, deletes the listing because
> they think it's just screen clutter.
> 3.  When the slave 'comes back' or otherwise the recording access issue is
> fixed-- what happens?
> You then have an orphaned recording.

http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Myth.rebuilddatabase.pl used to add these
orphaned recordings back into the database, but not anymore... your best bet
is just to add them in mythvideo.

I have often wished that a recording's metadata was stored along side the
recording in an XML file of the same name in addition to or in lieu of the
database... this would allow movement of recordings between MythTV systems,
offline storage of recordings, and of course more resiliant recovery in
situdations as you describe.
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