[mythtv-users] Anybody have any alerts set up on failed recordings?
ginsu.squirrel at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 02:29:41 UTC 2012
On 03/01/2012 06:44 PM, Matt Mossholder wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 8:03 PM, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com
> <mailto:lunchtimelarry at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 7:53 PM, Matt Emmott <memmott at gmail.com
> <mailto:memmott at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I have an occasionally-recurring problem where my HDHomeRun
> Prime, or at least the Charter Tuning Adapter, loses its
> connection. When this happens, recordings that use the
> cablecard (pretty much anything that isn't available on QAM)
> fail. I came home today and had a boatload of failed
> recordings. When this happens I have to reboot the Tuning
> Adapter and HDHomeRun before I can tune those channels again.
> I was wondering if anybody had set up any kind of alerting,
> preferably using email, when recordings fail. I haven't looked
> into it that deeply yet, perhaps using procmail and the
> mythbackend.log, or the system events feature that I
> admittedly haven't looked into very deeply.
> I'm open to any ideas. Thanks!
> I just have a simple script I run with cron to scan the log and
> send me an email. You can grep for whatever message you care
> about. Not very sophisticated, but it mostly works.
> if [ $(tac /var/log/mythtv/mythbackend.log |grep -e "Error:" | wc
> -l ) = 0 ] ; then
> /usr/sbin/sendmail email_address at gmail.com
> <mailto:email_address at gmail.com> < /mail_message.txt
> exit 0
> My script is more HD-PVR-centric, but could probably be adapted to
> deal with other situations. It is meant to run as a "Recording
> Finished" System Event.
With ticket 10138 (http://code.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/10138) going in to
master, you can see a recording failure event from the System Events.
You use the Recording Finished event and the status is in %RECSTATUS%.
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