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Errm, is this how the DVR log is supposed to work?

Added by Hero of Shapeir over 5 years ago

I'm getting a lot of episodes duplicates that I didn't expect (I set my log retention to 180 days). So after spending some time digging through my logs, it appears that after you have completed a recording, watch it, and delete it, it ALSO disappears from the dvr/log folder.

Which means it gets recorded again the next time.

That can't be how it's supposed to work, right? Is there something wrong with my setup? Version 3.4.27 here.


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RE: Errm, is this how the DVR log is supposed to work? - Added by Hero of Shapeir about 5 years ago

For those with the same issue looking for a quick hack on 3.4.x, you can go into src/dvr/dvr_db.c and find dvr_entry_delete(), then at the end of the function, comment out dvr_entry_remove().

This will still remove recording files when you tell it to, but leave the log in the dvr/log directory for normal expiration after X days (whatever you have set). You will no longer have to worry about recording the same re-run every time you delete it.

On the downside, the completed items will show up as "Failed" after you delete the recordings, but that's the downside for a one-line hack, I guess.

Edit: If you want to get a little cleaner, you can make a copy of dvr_entry_remove() as dvr_entry_remove_leave_file() and just take out the call to hts_settings_remove(), and update the call in dvr_entry_delete() to it.

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