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lessfield
December 19th, 2011, 07:25 PM
A couple of times in the past I lost my database...Live and learn..
However, when i rebuilt my system i never cleared my recording folders. Now my storage directories have all sorts of old files, both large and small, that are no longer connected to my current database. I could just remove by the time stamp but that seems a bit sloppy.

I would like to generate a file list of the recording. Then use the channel id and recording time stamp to identify the vestigial recoding no longer linked to recordings.
I'm no good w/ sql... so i need some advice as to how to interact with the database.
Also any input wrt efficient file comparison would be appreciated. I have like 3tb of recordings

thanks,

nickrout
December 19th, 2011, 08:00 PM
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Find_orphans.py