[mythtv-users] nVidia Shield (arm port maybe or just remote frontends in general) and expiring recordings

David Engel david at istwok.net
Sun Jan 13 20:16:52 UTC 2019

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 06:59:13AM -0700, Greg Oliver wrote:
> I was on vacation last week and got home to a very close to full disk.
> This morning I examined some stuff and deleted a lot of stuff, but it is
> actually not deleting anything when it says it is ::
> [...]
> I have deleted over 500 recordings from this Shield and modified the
> property from 1GB free to 100GB free in settings, yet the system remains at
> 3.99GB free no matter what I do.
> Long ago (the original frontend I used on the backend had the setting to
> immediately delete files and do not delete slowly.
> I have many many TB of disk since I use my systems for work and I never
> want mythtv managing my disk space - when I delete it - I want it gone
> immediately (well, the current 5 minute delay is OK) - I will never have
> issues with disk speeds when doing deletes.
> Anyone know how to fix this and get it to behave like the old frontend.
> Here are my settings from the DB with this regard ::

Deleted recordings are moved to the Deleted group.  They stay there
for some amount of time (default of 1 day, minimum of 5-20 minutes,
controllable by the DeletedMaxAge setting) before being deleted unless
they are auto-expired or manually deleted from that group.  This
behavior is to satisfy the people who want the ability to "undelete"
recordings and also to avoid the "can't delete right now/the file is
busy" issue for most users.  If you want recordings deleted ASAP,
delete them normally, then switch to the Deleted group and delete them

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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