[mythtv-users] find orphans.py question

Greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Tue Apr 12 03:56:05 UTC 2011

On 04/11/2011 07:20 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 4/11/2011 18:41, Greg wrote:
>> My question is why it didn't find the png's?
> An orphaned snapshot is defined as an image with no matching recording
> in the database.  A recording will have a basename like
> 2047_20110410200000.mpg, so any file with '2047_20110410200000' in the
> name will be presumed to match to that recording and be removed from the
> list.
>   Yes, I see that,but i was under the assumption,the script would delete all orphans,including the pgn files...My question is does it?
>> One other question is why does it target my db_backup's?...I really don't want to delete my backups..
> It doesn't target the database backups.  Backups are not listed anywhere
> in the database, so it is not possible for them to be 'orphaned'.  The
> script is merely listing which ones it has found.  If you look closer,
> the script offers no option to delete these files.
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> Other files
>    tvserver: /video3/db_backups/mythconverg-1270-20110401043002.sql.gz                         31.3MB
>    tvserver: /video3/db_backups/mythconverg-1270-20110402043002.sql.gz                         30.2MB
>    tvserver: /video3/db_backups/mythconverg-1270-20110403043002.sql.gz                         31.2MB
>    tvserver: /video3/db_backups/mythconverg-1270-20110404043003.sql.gz                         30.3MB
>    tvserver: /video3/db_backups/mythconverg-1270-20110404074419.sql.gz                         31.2MB
>    tvserver: /video3/db_backups/mythconverg-1270-20110405043002.sql.gz                         31.4MB
>    tvserver: /video3/db_backups/mythconverg-1270-20110406043002.sql.gz                         31.5MB
>    tvserver: /video3/db_backups/mythconverg-1270-20110407043002.sql.gz                         31.7MB
>    tvserver: /video3/db_backups/mythconverg-1270-20110410043002.sql.gz                         32.0MB
>    tvserver: /video3/db_backups/mythconverg-1270-20110411170754.sql.gz                         30.5MB
>    tvserver: /video4/recordings/1006_20110210200000_audio.aac                                  34.6MB
>                                                                                    Total:     345.8MB
> Please select from the following
>   1. Delete other files
>   2. Refresh list
> >
As you can see, it plainly lists my db_backups under other files....You 
say it don't offer to delete them...Why then does it say under item 1. 
Delete other files?  Looking at that, one would assume all files under 
Other Files would be deleted....

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