[mythtv-users] importing recordings to restored database
glen.hawksworth at bigpond.com
Sun Oct 2 10:03:34 UTC 2011
On Sun, 2011-10-02 at 15:48 +1100, Glen wrote:
> 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.
> > Mike
> > _______________________________________________
> Thanks, Mike.
> I'll give it a go.
worked brilliantly! thanks.
That script is great, I copied out what I needed and then it tidied up
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