[mythtv-users] rebalance deleted recordings

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Tue Mar 25 08:05:17 UTC 2014

On Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:53:56 -0700, you wrote:

>On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 4:03 PM, Mike Perkins
><mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
>> On 24/03/14 19:37, James Orr wrote:
>>> I have my 0.27 set to remove deleted recordings as quickly as possible
>>> (which I think is about 15 minutes).  I would set this longer, but the
>>> reason I don't is that the UI doesn't account for it.
>>> Are there any plans on having the free space displayed take into
>>> consideration deleted recordings?  That would save me from thinking "Well
>>> it says X free but it's really X + 6GB from the show I just deleted".
>> If you're that worried about 6Gb of recording space then I would suggest you
>> have bigger problems than display of various items.
>> Really, once you have deleted something, just consider it gone and get on
>> with watching what's left. If correctly set up then Myth should take care of
>> the rest.
>> --
>> Mike Perkins
>> _______________________________________________
>> mythtv-users mailing list
>> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
>> http://www.mythtv.org/mailman/listinfo/mythtv-users
>> http://wiki.mythtv.org/Mailing_List_etiquette
>> MythTV Forums: https://forum.mythtv.org
>Seriously, this is MythTV, not Free Disk Space Simulator 2014. Do lots
>of people manually manage their disk space instead of letting MythTV
>handle it? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills here.
>Thomas Mashos

I need to know the free space on a drive by drive basis on my mother's
MythTV box, as I have to use MythExport to copy over recordings I make
for her from my encrypted satellite subscription channels.  But I have
a bash script to tell me that information.

She usually has nearly full drives, then when things are about to
start being expired automatically, goes around and manually deletes
things to make space again so that she does not get the wrong things

I keep track of my free space and usually just add a new drive or
replace an older drive with a bigger one when I run out.  Consider me
to be a TV hoarder.

Everyone uses things in their own different ways, so no one system
will suit everyone perfectly.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list