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Thread: incredible disappearing /var/hack folder

  1. #1
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    incredible disappearing /var/hack folder

    I have a dvr80 that I have 4.01b on...

    Why does my /var/hack folder dissappear sometimes?

    Doesn't seem to be any ryme or reason to it...

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    There is definitely some rhyme and reason to it. When ever the /var filesystem gets too full, the Tivo will rebuild it, thus wiping out anything you had in /var.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbsux
    Why does my /var/hack folder dissappear sometimes?
    This is probably the most often asked question on this forum.

    You can attempt to prevent this by cleaning out your /var/log directory either manually, or via a variety of automated processes.

    This is also the very reason it is recommended to not include your hacks in the /var partition.
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    A full partition isn't the only reason. I had a var partition get corrupted somehow, when e2fsck failed to correct it, Tivo wiped and rebuilt.

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    two tries at fsck, then blammo

    Quote Originally Posted by chrised
    A full partition isn't the only reason. I had a var partition get corrupted somehow, when e2fsck failed to correct it, Tivo wiped and rebuilt.
    Correct, if you take a look in rc.sysinit the /var filesystem is e2fsck'ed up to TWO times, and if it is still not error free it is wiped and rebuilt.

    -Matt

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