[mythtv-users] optimize before shut down

Daryl McDonald darylangela at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 02:28:26 UTC 2019

On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 8:44 PM jam at tigger.ws <jam at tigger.ws> wrote:

> On 24 Apr 2019, at 4:24 am, mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org wrote:
> Having the script in /etc/cron.daily doesn't seem to be functional, I'd
> like to have the database optimize itself just before the nightly
> auto-shutdown. What is a good way to accomplish this?  It's mythtv fixes
> 0.29 on Ubuntu desktop 18.04.  TIA  Daryl
> You say having the script in /etc/cron.daily is not functional, but you
> haven't entirely explained what you mean by that.
> I’ve run mythtv for many years
> I’ve some thousands of videos
> I’ve some tens of recordings and some 100s of deleted
> I’ve never run optimise.
> I ran optimise and it completed in 15 odd seconds, so why not have
>  an ordinary reboot cron entry?
> James
> ______________________________________

After a few days of normal use, I start seeing momentary freeze ups in
playback, while the optimize script is in cron.daily. Running it from the
terminal clears things up, doing it automatically, after the days
recordings would be ideal.
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