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mcupdate with EPG123


Post by WMCLives » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:13 pm

Do any of the mcupdate tasks still need to run if using EPG123? Specifically, mcupdate -crl -hms -pscn 15 and mcupdate -uf


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Post by glorp » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:45 pm

Yes. If you want to stop daily download tasks you should do that from the options inside the WMC Tasks menu. Don't disable the scheduled tasks. They will still continue to run every 5 days to perform database maintenance that removes old schedule entries. If you disable the task your database is going to grow without limit.

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Post by IT Troll » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:29 pm

I found that the mcupdate_scheduled task, which runs “mcupdate.exe -crl -hms -pscn 15”, would occasionally corrupt the Media Center database causing it to go into recovery. At least three other forum members have reported the same.

I disabled that task a couple of years ago and haven’t experienced any further issues or adverse effects.

I believe the -uf switch just forces an update.

I think it is the -dbgc switch does database garbage collection.

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