[mythtv-users] Rebuilding recorded show database
support at ocg.ca
Mon Aug 27 19:51:45 UTC 2007
I don't have a *find_orphans* anywhere...(and I built from source). Is this
in SVN only?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Michael T. Dean
> Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 3:00 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Rebuilding recorded show database
> On 08/27/2007 02:47 PM, Mitch Gore wrote:
> > On 8/27/07, Michelle Dupuis <support at ocg.ca> wrote:
> >> I had an error in myth when trying to play a recorded show
> (it said
> >> file was missing). I wondered if my database needs to be
> >> rebuilt...perhaps corrupt or some old crash left overs.
> >> Is there a way to rebuild the list of recorded shows
> (preserving all
> >> info if possible)?
> > You can use myth.find_orphans.pl in the contrib directory to find
> > errors in the database.
> > Or, to rebuild there is a script that will rebuild called
> > myth.rebuilddatabase.pl This will take orphaned files and
> put them in
> > the database but it wont restore show info.
> But despite the name, it doesn't rebuild the database. It
> only puts in the info you give it, meaning that you'll lose
> all recording history, the title/subtitle/description will
> have to be manually entered, and you'll basically be starting
> the DB from scratch (and losing most of the good stuff)...
> You really should do a "spring cleaning" type approach using
> http://mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-23.html#ss23.7 if you're
> concerned about the DB.
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