[mythtv-users] orphans

Bill Meek keemllib at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 13:20:23 UTC 2020

On 9/29/20 8:05 AM, Daryl McDonald wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 5:48 PM Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>
> wrote:
>> On 09/28/2020 04:37 PM, Daryl McDonald wrote:
>>> Thanks, that solved the orphaned recordings error, so going further I
>>> am unable to delete orphaned videos. Out of four files, five attempts
>>> to delete and four still remain?
>> With find_orphans.py, the script simply tells the backend to delete the
>> recordings, then the backend deletes them when it deletes them
>> (generally very soon, but could be up to 5min later depending on a bunch
>> of factors/settings).  So, if you run find_orphans.py right after you
>> told it to delete, it almost always says that they're all (or at least
>> most) still there.
>> Are you actually seeing them elsewhere, like in the frontend or
>> MythWeb?  Have they disappeared after some time?
>> Mike
>> No, and no. I only noticed them by running the script, and upon running
> again today four orphaned video files persist.

Probably worth it to mention that you've checked the directories and files
involved to see that user mythtv has read/write (and search for directories)


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