[mythtv-users] slow mythfilldatabase

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Wed Jan 6 08:50:03 UTC 2021

On Tue, 5 Jan 2021 22:03:16 -0800, you wrote:

>MythTV Version : v31.0-v31.0 on Ubuntu 20 LTS, mysql 8.0.22
>Greetings. After upgrading from Ubuntu 18 LTS to 20 LTS,
>mythfilldatabase takes 45-60 minutes to run, sometimes more. It
>previously took less than three minutes, and the system didn't have this
>problem when upgrading from Ubuntu 16 LTS to 18 LTS.

Where do you get your EPG data from?  Previous reports of similar
problems turned out to be caused by getting a huge data set from
Schedules Direct - all of the EPG rather than just the new data.  As I
understand it (not being a Schedules Direct user), you are supposed to
only get the full EPG data on the first download, and then after that
limit how much you get to only the new data or maybe only one week of
data.  If you have recently changed to Schedules Direct or to the new
way of downloading the Schedules Direct data, that might be your

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