[mythtv-users] everyday i have to make sure myth worked the day before

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Apr 3 12:57:58 UTC 2011

On 04/01/2011 01:18 PM, Brian J. Murrell wrote:
> On 11-04-01 12:39 PM, Devin Heitmueller wrote:
>> In 2011 we
>> still don't have any comparable functionality in Myth (either in the
>> main GUI or via some sort of email or other alerts).
> When I first saw the new System Events functionality that went in I
> immediately asked for a "missed recording" event:
> http://www.mythtv.org/pipermail/mythtv-users/2010-May/288766.html
> Seems like that would fill at least one aspect of your general request.

Please make sure you add the script you're using to 
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Category:MythTV_System_Event_Scripts so 
others can try it (and improve it).

>> Having a solution for the second problem makes the first class of
>> problems much more bearable.
> True enough.  I'm not sure it would help in my case though.  Will it be
> noticed when something didn't record because of a deadlock?  I suppose a
> run of the schedule after the deadlock situation is resolved (i.e. a
> myth restart) where the recording was missed would just wind up
> rescheduling it, if it's being shown again.  So that works.
> If however the recording was in the process of being missed (i.e. a 60
> minute program was supposed to be recorded at 8pm but was not being
> recorded because of a bug and it is not yet 9pm) and the backend
> restarts, it gets partially recorded and put into the database as
> recorded.

Note that it's only recorded /iff/ it does not appear again in the 
current listings.  So, if you start the master backend host while the 
show is in progress /and/ the show appears as a re-run in current 
listings, MythTV will not record the partial showing, but will wait for 
the future (complete) showing.

>    That's just a general problem of starting the backend while
> something was supposed to be getting recorded and I think the solution
> there is to leave it on the disk and in the lineup but not consider it
> recorded and allow a later showing to be recorded and dropped into it's
> place (or as a substitute, delete the partial recording when the
> rerecording is completed successfully).

Which you can do by selecting the recording, MENU, Recording 
Options|Allow this episode to re-record (or something to that effect...  
don't feel like looking up the wording).  Then, if it re-airs, it will 
re-record, regardless of the fact that you have a partial recording in 
current recordings.


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