[mythtv-users] only on Sunday

Daryl McDonald darylangela at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 16:08:44 UTC 2018

On Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 10:38 AM Stephen Worthington <
stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz> wrote:

> On Wed, 12 Dec 2018 12:05:23 +0000, you wrote:
> >On Wed, 12 Dec 2018 at 11:27, Daryl McDonald <darylangela at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> All physical tests point to the drive, could I prevent it from beng
> >> recorded to by resizing the partition to just bigger than the
> recordings on
> >> it?
> >>
> >>
> >Rather than going down the risky route of resizing a partition on a faulty
> >drive why not just "fill up" the drive by creating a dummy file or files?
> >This is then easily undone just by deleting the file(s)
> >
> >Something like "dd if=/dev/zero of=filename count=???" should do the job?
> If you reduce the free space on the partition to less than about 20
> Gibytes, the expire routine will expire recordings on that partition
> until it has about 20 Gibytes free again.  So you would lose
> recordings by doing that.  Expiry happens even if there is no
> recording scheduled to go to that drive.  So that is a really bad
> idea.
> In any case, it is much simpler just to run mythtv-setup and delete
> the "Default" storage group entry pointing to that drive.  Use the D
> key to delete.
> If you then want to run test recordings on that drive, you can create
> a new storage group with a different name, and add an entry in that
> storage group that points to the bad drive.  Then in your test
> recording rule, in Storage Options, change the third line down from
> 'Store in the "Default" storage group' to the option with the name of
> your new storage group.  Adding a new storage group like that will
> also make MythTV able to see the recordings still on the drive - they
> will be able to be played back and deleted.  But unless you have
> changed your recording rules to store to storage groups other than
> "Default", no new recordings will go to the drive.
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Thanks everyone, new group created ("questionable") and pointing to
"storage2". Now I have to replace that drive, wouldn't you know it, the
thirty day return period expierd a week ago.
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