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Re: Duplicate Channels

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Post by garyan2 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:34 pm

I don't think there is a flag. The recovery only happens when you first open WMC after whatever happens. As far as I can tell, if you have WMC closed for 20 days through 4 garbage cleanups, it works fine until you open WMC and at which point it sees something it doesn't like and triggers a recovery.

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Post by IT Troll » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:23 pm

In my experience, if Media Center is already open, it will continue to work perfectly fine until you close and re-open. There must be something which it only checks on launch. Perhaps a checksum in the database which is not being updated correctly. It pops up instantly and so it does not appear to be running a full integrity check at that point.
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Post by IT Troll » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:57 pm

Just thought I should feedback that I have been running with Garbage Collection enabled for the past few weeks and it has now run successfully five times without triggering a database rebuild. Hopefully this means my fears were unfounded and regular maintenance is keeping things in check. :thumbup:
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Post by garyan2 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:27 am

All the work I've been doing on the client points to your fears not being unfounded. I think there is a possibility that by looking at, and monitoring any recordings in progress prior to gc/import can increase the likelihood of a bad experience if something goes wrong with the garbage collection. I'm probably going to change how the client does that by looking at a recording task and a registry entry to determine if a recording is in progress and when the next recording is. That way I won't touch the database prior to the gc/import and avoid the risk.

This will mean that there won't be any log entries identifying what is being recorded, but I can live with that if it makes everything more stable.
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Post by IT Troll » Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:37 am

Good to know. I actually have my gc/import scheduled during the early hours, well away from any recordings.
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