[mythtv-users] Older recordings not visible in mythfrontend

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Mon Feb 6 11:34:19 UTC 2017

On Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:12:46 +1300, you wrote:

>On Mon, 6 Feb 2017 21:35:42 +1100, you wrote:
>>On 6 February 2017 at 20:08, Stephen Worthington <stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz>
>>> Thank you, that looks like it is my problem.  I can see 891 recordings
>>> with deletepending set for some reason.  They are certainly not
>>> recordings I want deleted!  Without doing complete checks on all 891
>>> recordings I do not know for sure, but so far it looks like those 891
>>> recordings are the 891 oldest recordings in my database.  I have no
>>> idea how they came to be marked as deletepending.
>>> I think I will just remove the deletepending flags (with mythbackend
>>> shut down) and all the recordings should show up again.
>>That may end up ensuring that they get deleted! Not what you want!
>>Check which rescgroup they are in, and ask for full advice here. My
>>suspicion is that you want to change the recgroup to something other than
>There are 48 recordings with deletepending that have recgroup other
>than Default.  Of those, there are quite a few that are LiveTV or
>Deleted.  I want all of those to actually be deleted, so it looks like
>I will need to keep a list of them and manually delete them all again.
>I think the first thing to try is to leave them with their current
>LiveTV or Deleted recgroup setting and see if I can see them in those
>recgroups once the deletepending flag is cleared.  If so, I can then
>use playlists to delete them en masse.  The remaining recordings are
>ones I want to keep and have miscellaneous other recgroups like
>Favourites.  So it looks like just removing the deletepending flags
>will do exactly what I want, without any risk of the wrong things
>getting deleted.

I have now done this and it has all worked as expected.  My missing
recordings are now showing up in mythfrontend again, and all the
LiveTV and Deleted recordings have been actually deleted.

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