[mythtv-users] Auto Expire behavior.

Lee Maisel maisel at lobo.net
Thu Sep 27 20:18:08 UTC 2012

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 09/25/2012 09:45 PM, Lee Maisel wrote:
>> I'm confused as to how to globally set auto expirations for recorded 
>> shows.
>> According to the wiki, the place I'm supposed to go does not exist in 
>> .25
>> I have 3 HD Homerun devices, which gives me 6 tuners.
>> I have plenty of disk space, yet recorded programs delete one day 
>> later it seems, even before I get to watch them!
>> I've looked all over in frontend and backend setup, but it's not 
>> obvious to me.
> Autoexpire only happens when a file system is full.  If you truly have 
> plenty of space (on all file systems to which MythTV is recording), 
> autoexpire isn't coming into play.
> Note that Live TV is automatically deleted after 1 day (by default, 
> but you can set it to wait up to 7 days, IIRC).
> Recordings are never deleted automatically, except through autoexpire 
> (when file systems are full) or when you specify a maximum number of 
> recordings on a rule and "record new and delete old".
> Mike
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Ok, so where do I change this?   I saw a discussion regarding a similar 
issue, but they were talking about using MythWeb.  I could always do my 
scheduling there, but I would rather have a global setting for this, and 
not have to use MythWeb to do it.

Thanks very much for your help!


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