[mythtv-users] find orphans.py question

Greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Fri Apr 15 22:15:15 UTC 2011

On 04/14/2011 03:05 PM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> 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:
>               continue
>           dbbackup.append(f)
>           unfiltered.remove(f)
> The 'dbbackup' list they are filtered into are displayed, but not
> offered for deletion.
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It's not that I didn't believe you,I wanted to make sure It wasn't going 
to delete my backups...Thanks for the script and your efforts ....

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