[mythtv-users] Anybody have any alerts set up on failed recordings?
coronasensei at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 02:04:10 UTC 2012
On 2/03/2012 12:44 PM, Matt Mossholder wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 8:03 PM, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com
> <mailto:lunchtimelarry at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 7:53 PM, Matt Emmott <memmott at gmail.com
> <mailto:memmott at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I have an occasionally-recurring problem where my HDHomeRun
> Prime, or at least the Charter Tuning Adapter, loses its
> connection. When this happens, recordings that use the
> cablecard (pretty much anything that isn't available on QAM)
> fail. I came home today and had a boatload of failed
> recordings. When this happens I have to reboot the Tuning
> Adapter and HDHomeRun before I can tune those channels again.
> I was wondering if anybody had set up any kind of alerting,
> preferably using email, when recordings fail. I haven't looked
> into it that deeply yet, perhaps using procmail and the
> mythbackend.log, or the system events feature that I
> admittedly haven't looked into very deeply.
> I'm open to any ideas. Thanks!
> I just have a simple script I run with cron to scan the log and
> send me an email. You can grep for whatever message you care
> about. Not very sophisticated, but it mostly works.
> My script is more HD-PVR-centric, but could probably be adapted to
> deal with other situations. It is meant to run as a "Recording
> Finished" System Event.
That script looks great Matt, I've wondered about stuff like this in the
past but never done anything about it.
One question, when it schedules the program to allow re-record, will
that trigger the backend to try to restart the recording immediately?
I do occasionally get failed recording starting on my DVB-T cards, and
they generally just need a immediate restart to get them going.
Come to think of it, I've had a few other instances lately where
recordings just finish early (as in half way through their scheduled
time), so I could modify the script to check for that too and try to
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