[mythtv-users] find orphans.py question

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Thu Apr 14 19:05:30 UTC 2011

On 4/14/2011 12:00, richard Woelk wrote:
> On 4/11/2011 9:56 PM, Greg wrote:
>> 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....

The script on the wiki assumes any file with the string 'sql' anywhere 
in it will be a database backup file.  If you are running the script on 
the wiki, those files should not be showing up in the unfiltered list.

     dbbackup = []
     for f in list(unfiltered):
         if 'sql' not in f:

The 'dbbackup' list they are filtered into are displayed, but not 
offered for deletion.

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