[mythtv-users] What will mythtv do if I `rm -rf ./recordings/* ./livetv/*` ?
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Oct 31 02:25:36 UTC 2011
On 10/30/2011 09:57 PM, Andrew Hughes wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm going to use clonezilla to backup my entire boot drive/partition.
> In order to keep the backups as small as possible I'll be looking to
> configure myth's directories onto another disk (I don't want to back
> these up).
> So, my question is if I do something stupid (highly likely) and I
> restore the disc, the directory contents of ./recordings/* livetv/*
> will be out of sync with that of mythtv's (database I believe). This
> is effectively the same as saying "what happens if I delete these
> files manually"?
> Q: How would mythtv behave/react on boot?
MythTV would fail to play back any missing recordings with a message
that the file doesn't exist and you would need to clean up the orphaned
recording metadata by either manually deleting entries (
) or by using a script, like find_orphans.py (
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