[mythtv-users] Deleted Recordings Not Being Removed

Hika van den Hoven hikavdh at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 01:17:27 UTC 2021

Hoi Jay,

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 12:33:22 AM, you wrote:

> 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
> What log?  What command do I use to see it?
> Jay
> _______________________________________________

The Log, the place to always first look in case of issues.
It depends on your system setup where to look, but try in /var/log

Tot mails,
  Hika                            mailto:hikavdh at gmail.com

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