[mythtv-users] Two files after transcoding

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Tue Mar 18 18:17:02 UTC 2014

On 18/03/14 17:18, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 03/18/2014 12:59 PM, Daryl McDonald wrote:
>> My system turns off and on as needed. I ran the orphans.py and it only
>> found one third of the .old files I could see in the recordings file.
>> I executed the four suggestions, including rescan, and it showed no
>> further orphans. It was not until the next day, at least six-teen
>> hours later that I rounded up and deleted 36 remaining .old files. So
>> with what I'm reading recently, I'm confused. If .old files are not in
>> the database and orphans.py finds files not in the database, why did
>> it only find one third of the 262 GB's of them?
> find_orphans.py will check for orphaned/non-managed files in any directory in
> any non-special*** storage group that's accessible by the currently-running
> backends.  I'd guess that either your directories aren't in your storage groups
> or one or more backends wasn't running or was lacking permissions or similar?
> Mike
> *** It will actually find orphaned files in directories in the Live TV storage
> group (for those who specify it--though usually doing so is actually a waste at
> best and is a bad idea at worst), and will find even database backups, possibly
> even those in directories in the DB Backups storage group.  It definitely
> excludes the Videos, Banners, Coverart, Fanart, Screenshots, and Trailers
> storage groups--it doesn't search any of them for orphans.
Let me get this straight. find_orphans.py will find non-managed files, like .old 
files, and /add them to the database/ so that the backend can delete them slowly?


Mike Perkins

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