[vdr] Odd filesystem errors

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at tvdr.de
Sun Nov 22 13:50:25 CET 2009

On 07.11.2009 02:07, HighlyCaffeinated wrote:
> I've got an unusual situation with my VDR installation that has me
> completely stumped.
> My /video0 directory is located on a 1TB ext2 filesystem. When I perform
> an 'ls-al' I get an
> incomplete list of the directories located there. If I open that
> filesystem on a Windows box via Samba, I see
> that two recent directories have been created that the 'ls' does not
> show me. The directories are named
> COO66K~7 <mailto:vdr at linuxtv.org>(a CSI recording) and N3OZM1~R (an NCIS
> recording) in Windows. I can drill
> down into either directory and find the expected filesystem structure
> and two recordings that we
> had thought had failed. They are only visible through Windows/Samba. I
> can copy the contents
> of the directory to a Windows box and then copy them back to VDR (with a
> new folder name)
> and they play normally. As Debian refuses to acknowledge their
> existence, I cannot rename or
> delete the directories and I cannot copy data from the subdirectories. I
> have tried masking the
> tilde in the filenames, and that didn't change anything as I suspect the
> filenames are instead REALLY long.
> I am running vdr 1.7.7 with ATSC tuners and the ATSCepg plugin, and the
> system regularly
> creates successful recordings.
> Anyone with a pointer on how to deal with this and what may be causing
> such an odd
> set of circumstances? e2fsck didn't find anything it considered to be
> bothersome.

Can you check the syslog file to see what names VDR used to create
the recording directories?


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