[mythtv-users] Automatic mythfilldatabase execution
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon Feb 7 18:50:11 UTC 2011
On 02/07/2011 01:13 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 02/07/2011 08:54 AM, David Watkins wrote:
>>> My first thought is
>>> man cron
>>> or crontab -e as root
>>> anything I'm missing?
>> I believe if the machine is turned off at the cron sheduled time then
>> mythfilldatabase will not get triggered.
> Not for quite some time:
Sorry to reply to myself, but I now realize David was talking about cron
(likely Vixie cron--definitely not fcron) versus anacron--and was
correct about that distinction. I misread the message to mean that
mythbackend would not run a mythfilldatabase if the machine was shut
down during one of the run periods (since I read his message after Rob
Smith's suggestion to use mythbackend to run mythfilldatabase)--and
that's no longer true (mythbackend will ensure that mythfilldatabase is
run when the backend is restarted if it missed any mythfilldatabase runs
when shut down).
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