[mythtv-users] Deleted Recordings Not Being Removed

Jay Foster jayf0ster at roadrunner.com
Mon Apr 19 22:33:22 UTC 2021

On 4/19/2021 3:18 PM, Hika van den Hoven wrote:
> Hoi Jay,
> Monday, April 19, 2021, 11:11:37 PM, you wrote:
>> On 4/18/21 11:24 PM, Stephen Worthington wrote:
>>> On Sun, 18 Apr 2021 19:10:42 -0700, you wrote:
>>>> 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
>>> As an interim measure until you can get deletion working properly, you
>>> can manually delete "deleted" recordings.  From the Recordings screen,
>>> on the left hand column, M(enu) > Change Group Filter and select
>>> "Deleted".  That will list all the deleted recordings.  If you now
>>> delete them from there, they will be added to the immediate delete
>>> queue and will actually be deleted, in order, over the next few
>>> minutes.  If you add all the deleted recordings to the play list, and
>>> then use the playlist delete option, you can delete them all.  It may
>>> take quite a while for the delete queue to be processed after that if
>>> there are a lot of them.  And if that is where the problem with your
>>> deleting is, they may still not delete properly.
>>> To get back to normal, M(enu) > Change Group Filter and select "All
>>> Programmes".
>>> _______________________________________________
>> I tried your suggestion, but no joy.  It looked like the recordings were
>> being deleted, but then were added back to the Deleted recordings group,
>> rinse and repeat.
>> Jay
> What does the log say when you try the above! To me it looks there is
> some inhibition, so there should be some error or other mentioning in
> the log.
> Tot mails,
>    Hika                            mailto:hikavdh at gmail.com
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What log?  What command do I use to see it?

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