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#1 Jeroensky

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Posted 3 October 2011 - 11:15

Maybe a beginners question, but searching for epg.dat gives zero result.

I see that the epg.dat file is stored on my harddisk.
I assume that this file contains all epg data? Is it from rytec xml import, or from the channels itselves.

Anyway, i prefer to have all epg data on my Compact Flash / CF (or usb for non cf users). So that the harddisk will only spin up if it records or play a recording. (timeshift/backup/picons is also on CF here).

How can I make this work, to move all epg data to CF(non HDD)?

Edited by J3r03n5ky, 3 October 2011 - 11:16.

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Re: How to move epg.dat to non hdd location? #2 rytec

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Posted 3 October 2011 - 11:42

Hi,

The file epg.dat is only written to your system when you reboot your box and then this file is just loaded after the reboot to import all the epg data into it's memory.

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Re: How to move epg.dat to non hdd location? #3 metoo

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Posted 3 October 2011 - 11:47

epg is in memory, its only writen to hdd by shutdown and read by start up

(sorry to late)

Edited by metoo, 3 October 2011 - 11:48.

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Re: How to move epg.dat to non hdd location? #4 theparasol

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Posted 3 October 2011 - 11:50


How can I make this work, to move all epg data to CF(non HDD)?


Maybe with:

cd /hdd

ln -s /media/usb/epg/epg.dat epg.dat

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Re: How to move epg.dat to non hdd location? #5 korsan

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Posted 3 October 2011 - 12:13

In /etc/enigma/settings add the folowing line:
config.misc.epgcache_filename=/media/usb/epg.dat

The epg.dat will be saved in /media/usb after the next restart.

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Re: How to move epg.dat to non hdd location? #6 rytec

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Posted 3 October 2011 - 12:15

With this you only create a symbolic link, this will not move the epg.dat from the HDD to the CF card so the harddisk will still spinup when he shutdown and startup his box.
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Re: How to move epg.dat to non hdd location? #7 theparasol

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Posted 3 October 2011 - 12:21

With this you only create a symbolic link, this will not move the epg.dat from the HDD to the CF card so the harddisk will still spinup when he shutdown and startup his box.


Tested it here, no epg.dat on my old location, its now on my usb stick.
So why would it spinup the hdd? Becourse epgc tries to read something from /hdd {spinup} / oh its a link to ->usb/epg/epg.dat?
So the reading of symlink is enough to trigger a spinup...

But de solution of Korsan is better.. Implementing it right now :)

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Re: How to move epg.dat to non hdd location? #8 Jeroensky

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Posted 3 October 2011 - 14:59

In /etc/enigma/settings add the folowing line:
config.misc.epgcache_filename=/media/usb/epg.dat

The epg.dat will be saved in /media/usb after the next restart.


Awesome...
I use
config.misc.epgcache_filename=/media/cf/epg.dat
and it works, thanks.

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Re: How to move epg.dat to non hdd location? #9 RSchally

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 07:27

For me this is not working...
Tried this but after resart the added line config.misc.epgcache_filename=/media/usb/epg.dat is missing the settings file. I'm using an ClarkeTech ET9000 here. Any other idea or working solution?!

Re: How to move epg.dat to non hdd location? #10 Bag58

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:43

You have to stop Enigma2 before editing the settings file. Otherwise you loose your changes.

Re: How to move epg.dat to non hdd location? #11 Robinson

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 16:43

So what are the correct steps to edit the settings file?
Can somebody please list subsequent telnet commands to do so?
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Re: How to move epg.dat to non hdd location? #12 MiLo

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 09:50

init 4
#edit
init 3

(note: init 4 will "kill" enigma2, you may lose recent timer settings etc.)
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Re: How to move epg.dat to non hdd location? #13 UnimatriX

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 14:14

In /etc/enigma/settings add the folowing line:
config.misc.epgcache_filename=/media/usb/epg.dat

The epg.dat will be saved in /media/usb after the next restart.

 

 

init 4
#edit
init 3

(note: init 4 will "kill" enigma2, you may lose recent timer settings etc.)

 

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