[mythtv-users] Mythtv deletes recordings with in hours.
linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Mon Mar 14 13:22:39 UTC 2011
>My mythtv back ends are deleting recordings within hours after they air
>while keeping other recordings for weeks. I suspect mythtv can not
>handle a single nearly full HDDs even though, over all, there is plenty
>If this is true - are there procedures or settings to fix this problem?
Have you by any chance added an extra disk to a system that was
already full - and *not* had a clearout of old recordings? If so,
then that could explain it.
The "min free space" setting applies to each disk - so if the
recording destination happens to be your new disk, then recordings
that are on that disk will be get deleted to make room. Since these
will be newer recordings, you'd see the system deleting new
recordings in preference to old ones. I don't know what algorithm is
used to decide where to store any particular recording.
I believe you can move recordings between volumes - so you might want
to shift some of the older stuff to the new disk. I dare say someone
else will pop up shortly to say what steps are needed to do that.
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