[mythtv-users] slow mythfilldatabase

Bill Meek keemllib at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 01:01:15 UTC 2021

On 1/8/21 6:34 PM, David Newman wrote:
> On 1/6/21 12:50 AM, Stephen Worthington wrote:
>> 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
>> problem.
> Thanks. I've been a Schedules Direct customer for years.
> Where is the size of the data set configured? AFAICT the Schedules
> Direct web page only covers what channel listings to grab (and even
> then, I'd only selected a small subset of these, perhaps 50 channels). I
> don't see anything in the MythTV config menus but perhaps I missed it.
> dn

If you're running v31, then SD access must be converted to use an XMLTV grabber.
The SD channels selected no longer have any affect on what's downloaded. You'll
see a note about that when you login to the SD site.

The channels to download are selected when the XMLTV change is made.


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