[mythtv-users] help using myth.find_orphans.pl
scram69 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 05:50:33 UTC 2008
On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 9:28 PM, Brad DerManouelian
<myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> That's an old bug that has long since been fixed. The appropriate way
> to delete them is through the frontend.
Deleting them through the frontend (or mythweb) doesn't work: I get
the following message in the backend log:
"ERROR when trying to delete file: file does not exist. Database
metadata will not be removed"
> Looks like you're having a problem reading the correct info from the
> database - maybe an old version of myth.find_orphans.pl with a newer
> version of mythtv?
This version of myth.find_orphans.pl showed up with a mythbuntu update
I did 2 weeks ago.
> That's why --dodelete needs to be explicitly called.
> That's also why you should never used a script that directly makes
> changes to your database without first backing up your database.
My database is backed up. My (1.5 TB) recordings directory is not.
The script would have deleted all of the files in my recordings
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