[mythtv-users] rebalance deleted recordings

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Mar 25 10:43:53 UTC 2014

On 03/25/2014 04:05 AM, Stephen Worthington wrote:
> 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
> expiring.
> 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.

Having per-filesystem available space (after Live 
TV/Deleted/Auto-expirable recordings) reported requires a lot more 
information than MythTV has, so won't happen for quite some time (until 
a major change to MythTV and its database).

"Soon" I'll add a "Space available after auto-expire" section (like the 
one in the backend status page that people have said is available 
through MythWeb) to the mythfrontend System Status screen so you can get 
that information without using MythWeb.

Note, too, that you can go into Watch Recordings and hit MENU|Change 
Group Filter, then select Deleted and--depending on UI theme--see how 
much space is taken by the Deleted recordings.


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