[mythtv-users] only on Sunday

Daryl McDonald darylangela at gmail.com
Thu Dec 13 11:15:03 UTC 2018

On Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 11:08 AM Daryl McDonald <darylangela at gmail.com wrote:

> 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.

Good news, (because I'm such a valued customer) Amazon issued a return
label for the drive, and the replacement is a couple dollars less now. I
used "rsync" to bring the old "storage2" drive current recordings status,
not too many changes in the past 45 days, I'll fire it up later today.

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