[mythtv-users] mythfilldatabase still runs after I have disabled it
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Jan 4 13:21:50 UTC 2009
On 01/03/2009 05:33 PM, Paul D. Cnudde wrote:
> I have disabled the option to run mythfilldatabase automatically in
> MythTV under Settings | General but it continues to run at 6:28 am every
> morning. I have checked the settings table in mythconverg and the
> MythFillEnabled value is '0'. I have also examined crontab for every
> user on the system and there is no reference to it anywhere. Can
> someone shed some light as to why it might be running?
> Running Debian etch, combination FE/BE installed using the Marillat
If it's running at exactly 6:28 am, it's likely not MythTV that's
From your domain name, I'm guessing you're in an area that uses
Schedules Direct. If so, enable:
Run mythfilldatabase at time suggested by the grabber.
This setting allows a DataDirect guide data provider to specify the next
download time in order to distribute load on their servers. If this
setting is enabled, mythfilldatabase Execution Start/End times are ignored.
(or ensure it's already enabled), and if it continues to run at 6:28,
it's not Myth that's doing it.
If you're not in an area that uses Schedules Direct, it's definitely not
MythTV that's running it (as there's code that adds a "random" amount of
delay in the running of mfdb to prevent all users from running HTML
scrapers at the top of the hour).
I'd guess that even though it's not in a cron tab, some package put it
in some script or put some script in cron.daily (or whatever) that runs it.
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