[mythtv-users] rebalance deleted recordings

Warpme warpme at o2.pl
Thu Mar 20 19:46:29 UTC 2014

On 20/03/14 19:53, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 03/20/2014 02:38 PM, Warpme wrote:
>> On 20/03/14 19:09, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>> On 03/20/2014 01:52 PM, Warpme wrote:
>>>> Yeah,
>>>> I had this king of problem when I added new 4T HDD (/myth/tv1) to 
>>>> my default recording storage group.
>>>> Before addition, this SG had single, 3T dir. (/myth/tv) full of 
>>>> recordings.
>>>> I add 4T HDD and added /myth/tv1 dir to SG.
>>>> After sometime I started experience deletion of non-expirable 
>>>> recordings. Investigation shows me that it is because /myth/tv has 
>>>> 100% non-expirable recordings. Despite that, myth schedules storage 
>>>> rec. to /myth/tv/ so some non-expirable rec. had be deleted to make 
>>>> room for new recordings.
>>> MythTV will never automatically delete any non-expirable recording 
>>> that's not already been Deleted interactively by the user (i.e. the 
>>> user deleted it to the Deleted recording group).
>> Well - so there is probably kind of bug in 0.27-fixes.
>> I remember clearly: at 7:40PM we sit to watch 7PM 30min news - and 
>> there wasn't recording to watch. Initially I was thinking that 
>> tuner/recorder fails to record. What surprise was when in BE log I 
>> saw 7PM news autoexpired, but other, few days old expirable shows, 
>> are still not expired. Looking in details show me that expirerer 
>> expire 7PM news because at 7:15PM another rec. started. Common thing 
>> was that 7PM news & 7:15PM rec. was on the same /myth/tv member of 
>> SG. I looked on /myth/tv and discover it is:
>> 100% full and size of non-expirable rec on /myth/tv is 100% of size 
>> of this dir.
>> As proof-of-concept, I moved some non-expirable rec. from /myth/tv to 
>> /myth/tv1 - and problem away...
> And you're saying you have a real recording rule to record the 7pm 
> news?  If it was Live TV, it did the right thing--because Live TV is 
> /always/ deleted before even Deleted recordings since it's "just 
> noise" you had on that you didn't care enough about to create a 
> recording rule.
> Or you may have been hit by the "recording gets put in Live TV group 
> when watching"
Ah - OK. Maybe this was issue of #11119?
I remember I had few of such cases during few days and it was real WAF 
Balancing non-expirable rec. occupancy on both dirs predictably solved 
issue (after balancing I hadn't this issue since last 6 or so months).
Maybe coincidence....

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