[mythtv-users] Previous recordings have disappeared

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jan 29 17:40:49 UTC 2019

On 01/29/2019 12:00 AM, Darby Vicker wrote:
>> I can remember a bug that could do this to you, but I think it was
>> fixed before 0.27.  And crashed database tables can cause this, but
>> you have already checked for that.  You may have to delve deep and
>> turn on the database logging options to see what queries are being
>> done and then run those queries manually yourself to see what the
>> results are.  You should probably run find_orphans.py and see what
>> problems it can see in the database - but until you know what is going
>> on, I would not recommend letting it do any cleanups.
> I'm not great with databases but I can give that I try.  If you have a
> pointer to some more details about database logging, I'd appreciate
> it.  I trying adding "OPTIONS=--enable-dblog" to
> /etc/sysconfig/mythbackend and restarted the backend.  But I'm not
> seeing anything in /var/log/mythtv/ that looks like it has database
> commands.

Did you already look at your mythfrontend log files, as I suggested?  
It's much easier than digging into other things and may well tell you 
what the problem is (especially if you see the lines I mentioned). Or, 
better yet, post a copy of the mythfrontend logs from startup through to 
going into the Watch Recordings screen, and let someone take a 
look--then we can do more than just make guesses.

Without looking at the log files, you're just randomly doing stuff in 
the hope that you might accidentally fix some problem whose cause you 
don't know.


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list