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Old 11-14-2020, 07:17 PM
gandalf gandalf is offline
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Recording Schedule Update

What causes SageTV to rebuild the recording schedule?
I have noticed recently that rebooting the computer leaves me with an empty recording schedule when SageTV is restarted. After some time it populates and all is well. However, if a favourite was scheduled to record shortly after the reboot then it will likely be missed. Is there any way to force a schedule rebuild? I know I can force an EPG rebuild and have done that - so EPG is up to date. That does not affect the recording schedule, which just says there are no recordings scheduled - yet several favourites ought to be scheduled.
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Old 11-15-2020, 01:38 PM
Striker:WG Striker:WG is offline
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That does not sound like the typical experience that I have, granted I do not restart my server very often.

Could you elaborate a little more on your setup?

What operating system are you running on, are you using a service, what are you using as your guide source data etc?
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Old 11-16-2020, 12:45 AM
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I am using v9.1.10.783 running on Windows 10.10.0 64-bit. SageTV runs as a service. EPG is a licensed service from Schedules Direct.
I have never noticed this behaviour before so it may be something new.
Restarting Windows starts up the SageTV service and I am sure that when I started the UI it used to show whatever recordings were scheduled immediately. Now it does not do that. The SageTV UI starts and shows no recordings scheduled. The EPG populates fine - just the recording schedule. Hence the question as to what prompts SageTV to scan the schedule and whether I could manually poke it to do that.
If I leave things alone for a time, not sure how long but more than minutes and less than many hours, the record schedule will populate correctly and all is well.
The problem is that for that time SageTV will not record any shows the were (or should have been) scheduled.
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Old 11-16-2020, 01:26 AM
peternm22 peternm22 is offline
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I've seen this from time to time over the years. Typically it has occurred for me a hour or two after an EPG update and there are "new" shows set to record as favorites, or a show has moved time slots that same day.

One of the weird things that I have seen happen is that a show will be displayed in the recording schedule as a favorite, but the title displays the wrong show. For instance, I might have had a favorite set up for "Lost", but the schedule would display the show "Desperate Housewives" that was airing on the same channel but at a different time. If you checked the favorite options for that airing though, it would show "Lost" as it should. After an hour or two, this always corrects itself.

I haven't seen this for a few years though. I made a couple of changes that I think helped:

1) I disabled a ton of channels. I realized that there were only a handful of channels I watch regularly, and maybe 70 others that I "may" have some interest in watching some day. I disabled all of the other channels, so instead of the schedule being built over hundreds of channels, it only has about 90 channels to process.

2) SageTV automatically updates its EPG every 24 hours. This time can drift though for a variety of reasons (daylight savings, server being off, etc). So to get around this, I set up a scheduled task in Windows Task Scheduler to run the EPG update at the exact same time each day. This prevents SageTV from drifting the update time. I have it set to update hours before "prime time", so there is plenty of time for the schedule to be built properly.
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Old 11-16-2020, 08:56 AM
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I have seen this behavior before (where either it shows no recordings scheduled, or a smaller than expected number of recordings scheduled). It happens when Sage canít access the tuners for some reason.

Whenever I reboot, the first thing I do is launch the Sage UI and press the info button to bring up the information screen. I scroll down to where it lists all the tuners and check their status to make sure they all say they are functioning. If anything isnít working, I troubleshoot.
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Old 11-16-2020, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Tiki View Post
It happens when Sage canít access the tuners for some reason.
I was trying to come up with a reason, and this is all that I could think of in my own past experience. I believe there may have been a condition where OpenDCT may have rolled before my Ceton tuner was identified on a reboot, but it was rare. I even seem to recall temporarily putting the OpenDCT and SageTV service on a delayed start to help. I'm sorry I don't recall what exactly resolved it ... maybe moving the OS to a solid state drive ...
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