[mythtv-users] Deleted Recordings Not Being Removed

Bill Meek keemllib at gmail.com
Mon Apr 19 03:45:39 UTC 2021

On 4/18/21 9:10 PM, Jay Foster wrote:
> 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,
>>    Hika                            mailto:hikavdh at gmail.com
>> "Zonder hoop kun je niet leven
>> Zonder leven is er geen hoop
>> Het eeuwige dilemma
>> Zeker als je hoop moet vernietigen om te kunnen overleven!"
>> De lerende Mens

> 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?
> Jay

Are there any entries in the output of this: mythbackend --printexpire --quiet

If so, then see if Allow Recordings to Auto-expire is set in some/all recording
rules, especially templates.


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