[mythtv-users] Deleting Recordings

Jay Foster jayf0ster at roadrunner.com
Wed Oct 5 15:38:09 UTC 2016

On 10/5/2016 8:13 AM, Simon Hobson wrote:
> Mike Perkins <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
>> [1] Unless you are doing bulk deletes of, say, 1,000 or more recordings because your disk died; in which case you probably shouldn't be recording something at the same time anyway.
> I assume you mean deleting the recording data from Myth because the file is no longer there ?
> In which case, I find that this seems to affect everything - if I do the "add stuff to playlist, delete playlist" trick on a bunch of recordings with missing files, the system grinds to a complete halt (playback freezes completely until it's done). In any case, this is a different situation to normal deletes.
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No, I'm talking about normal deletes.  When I reach the end of a 
recording while watching it, I select the delete option.  This moves the 
recording to the deleted recordings group, where it subsequently gets 
scheduled for actual deletion 24 hours later.  I would like to know if 
that 24 hours is a hard timeout or if MythTV will delay it if the system 
is otherwise busy at that time.  For example, I have my MythTV system 
(combined frontend, backend) configured to not perform comm flagging 
during prime time hours.  Does MythTV do something similarly with 
recording deletion automatically based on scheduled activity?


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