[mythtv-users] 0.24-fixes: recordings deleting from drive but not from database?
Scott and Nicole Harris
snharris99 at live.com
Tue Dec 27 13:04:52 UTC 2011
> > lately, on both my and my parent's setup I've noticed this occurring a lot:
> > 2011-12-26 09:45:23.414 ProgramInfo(1394_20111226050000.mpg), Error:
> > GetPlaybackURL: '1394_20111226050000.mpg' should be local, but it can
> > not be found.
> > indicating that files are being deleted from the drive but not from
> > the database for some reason.
> > anyone seen this before? any idea what's going on?
> I've seen this quite a few times on my system. I believe this issue
> begins when a recording fails. I think the entry gets made in the db but
> then no file is created. Then when the auto-delete process gets around
> to expiring/deleting those it cannot find the file and produces this error.
> I used touch to create the missing files and that seems to resolve it.
> Eventually I tracked down all of my failed recordings to just 2 channels
> and was then able to find that both of them were missing their xmltvid
> in the channel setup. I manually entered those and the failed recording
> and these error messages went away for good.
> I doubt you have the exact same issue but it could be something similar
> causing failed recordings.
Wouldn't the find orphans script http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Find_orphans.py be easier? Works for me when this occasionally happens (which like you was almost always around failed recordings). Heck I run find orphans from time to time just to clean up orphaned recording thumb nails.
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