[mythtv-users] 'Recording Rule does not exist' - new problem. Ubuntu, 18.04 Mythtv 31

PlainFaceBoy plainfaceboy at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 29 19:16:27 UTC 2020

>> Hi - I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 and Mythtv 31 (fresh install), previous 
>> versions working fine and 31 no different. I've got 100's of 
>> 'recordings' and 'videos' going gack around 10 years.
>> Just recently I seem to have lost the recording schedule info for 
>> most of my recordings. When I hit E, or use M and edit recording 
>> schedule I get a 'recording rule does not exist' message.
>> I can edit the metadata, but not the recording rule. This seems to 
>> means that I cannot edit the covers, or fanart if I want to.
>> I've not been through them all, but it looks like the oldest 
>> recordings (pre 2013) still have the recording info in, but as far as 
>> I can tell nothing since. All the videos are of course fine and I can 
>> edit artwork as normal. In the recordings screen, they all still show 
>> the recording date, and artwork is still present.
>> I've tried restoring to the oldest database backup I have (about a 
>> month ago) when I'm pretty sure everything was working, but I still 
>> have the issue.
>> Does anyone know why this might have happened?
>> I've done a few updates recently - might they be the cause?
>> I would like to fix this if I can, so any help greatly appreciated.
> Recording does not exist doesn't mean that the information about the 
> recording is not in the database. It means that the recording itself 
> (the file) is missing/inaccessible. This is usually due to file system 
> permissions or missing file system mounts (i.e. with network file 
> systems) or files in the wrong location/directory compared to those 
> specified in your Storage Groups or, potentially, because of changed 
> host names of your MythTV backend systems.
> Mike
Thanks. I'll take a look at permissions and storage locations etc, but 
nothing should have changed from when everything was fine  - though can 
never be sure of course.

That said, all the files/recordings are definitely there as they all 
play ok. So it looks like it's not the recording itself that seems to be 
missing but the 'recording rule'?

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