[mythtv-users] importing recordings to restored database
glen.hawksworth at bigpond.com
Sun Oct 2 04:48:43 UTC 2011
On Sat, 2011-10-01 at 22:36 -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 10/01/2011 09:55 PM, Glen wrote:
> > On Sat, 2011-10-01 at 09:47 +1000, Glen wrote:
> >> Hi All,
> >> Yesterday the special "Enterprise" HDD that I bought for the OS on my
> >> Server crapped out after only a few months.
> >> I have reinstalled the system on a new one but the most recent database
> >> backup was from last Saturday. Consequently I now have almost a week of
> >> recordings that the database doesn't know about.
> >> Is there a way to import these recordings into the database? I found a
> >> reference to “myth.rebuilddatabase.pl” which would seem to help me but
> >> after checking the mythtv wiki pages it would seem current versions no
> >> longer support it.
> >> What is my best course of action?
> >> Thank you for your time,
> >> Glen
> > I would be happy enough if someone could simply tell me "it cannot be
> > done". If I knew that I'd just cut my losses and transfer the "orphaned"
> > video files into mythvideo.
> That's the supported approach. Then, assuming those shows were for
> "series" type recording rules, you'll re-record the episode when it re-airs.
> > If I am to go down this path I figured simply to sort the recorded data
> > by date and cut the files created during the down time. Is there a
> > better way to clean up video files not in the database??
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Find_orphans.py will give you a nice list,
> which you can use to move them.
I'll give it a go.
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