[mythtv-users] Deleted Recordings Not Being Removed

Jay Foster jayf0ster at roadrunner.com
Mon Apr 19 02:10:42 UTC 2021

On 3/20/21 1:04 PM, Hika van den Hoven wrote:
> Hoi Jay,
> Saturday, March 20, 2021, 8:24:41 PM, you wrote:
>> I am using MythTV 0.28.  I have long ago set up a Deleted Recordings
>> Group and configured mythtv to remove recordings from there after 24
>> hours.  This gives me an easy 1 day undo option.  This has worked fine
>> for years.
>> Looking at the backend status from mythweb, I see almost 600 GB of space
>> used by deleted recordings.  That seems like a lot to me, since they
>> should be removed within 24 hours of me deleting the recording.
>> Using the Recorded Programs from mythweb and selecting the Deleted group
>> shows 222 programs in that group.  This looks like something has gone
>> wrong with mythtv removing deleted recordings.
>> Any ideas how to fix this?
>> Jay
>> _______________________________________________
> I doubt you set up this group, as it is a system group. Default
> behavior is to keep deleted recordings until the space is needed, but
> you can change it in the settings. Look there.
> Tot mails,
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Deleted recordings are just no longer being "deleted".  I double checked 
Setup-> Video -> General -> Time to retain deleted recordings (days): 
It is set to 1 (1 day), yet deleted recordings never get deleted.  My HD 
is nearly full and I have more than 1 TB of undeleted "deleted" 
recordings.  How do I make these actually get deleted?

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