[mythtv-users] Mythfilldatabase doesn't run automatically any more
ve1gn at nb.sympatico.ca
Wed Mar 1 22:47:39 UTC 2006
Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 03/01/2006 02:01 PM, James Armstrong wrote:
>>I had a problem after updating to .19. It seemed mythfilldatabase was
>>not running. I was able to get it running eventually. I think the
>>problem was I had the 'use suggested time' enabled, but since
>>mythfilldatabase had never run it did not have the suggested time. Once
>>I ran it once manually it started to work. I am just guessing here.
> Sounds like the OP's changing the mythfilldatabase (mfdb) min/max hours
> in the DB while having "Run mythfilldatabase at time suggested by the
> grabber" enabled may have caused it to seem to stop running (these
> changes just adding further qualifications for when it should run).
> Running mfdb manually is probably a good way to put things back in
> order. Just remember not to change the mfdb min/max hours or suggested
> run time in the database if using the suggested time (they all get
> updated by mfdb to the appropriate values).
> Also, verify that your run period is set to 1 day (or whatever you
> want), but note that setting that to 3 or 4 days could also make mfdb
> look like it's not running.
> And, using MythTV to run mfdb for you is preferred as it has features to
> make sure it doesn't run at the same time every day (unlike a cron job)
> to help ease the load on the servers. This is especially important for
> DataDirect, which suggests the appropriate time to run again.
They need to work on their algorithm a tad though. Every few days it
suggests a second download on the same day. Kinda defeats the purpose.
Regarding the problem at hand, if I put anything in 'mythfilldatabase
log path' then mythfilldatabase would quit running until I removed the
entry and, I believe, ran it by hand once.
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