[mythtv-users] Auto Expire behavior.

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Sep 27 20:23:58 UTC 2012

On 09/27/2012 04:18 PM, Lee Maisel wrote:
> 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".
> 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!

Change what?  The Live TV max age?  Whether or not autoexpire is enabled 
on new recording rules?  The Deleted max age?


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