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mcepgx-x.db Size Matters

Postby justinalot » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:55 am

I have noticed that this File causes all sorts of problems for My MCE expierence.

At first when it is a small size everything is fine, the Guide responds quickly and the Extenders dont have massive pauses when connecting.

After about a month the size of this file increses so much so that anything over 2gb will cause MCE to just crash out on load.

I then delete and start again.

Does anyone know how to keep this file under 2gb or any other helpful hints.

Once this is fixed the MCE will be complete.

I use TVsource V4 with Digiguide addin.

I also have My Movies latest version connected to WHS 2011
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Re: mcepgx-x.db Size Matters

Postby poissony » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:18 am

Hi Justinalot,

I have exactly the same issue with the size of my mcepg file reaching 2GB and I too would love to know what is causing this/if there is a solution. It takes about 3 weeks now for mcepg to grow to this size at which point I run an Object Store recovery.

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Re: mcepgx-x.db Size Matters

Postby arthurd123 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:06 am

Disable automatic updates in Media Center Guide setup.
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Re: mcepgx-x.db Size Matters

Postby tups » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:01 am

Does this fix work?

Not realising this thread exisited I have just posted this http://dvblogic.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=16517 over in the digiguide section as I am sure it relates to using this EPG source over the standard MS sources.
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Re: mcepgx-x.db Size Matters

Postby poissony » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:21 am

Automatic updates are disabled. I even disabled the mcupdate task, it makes no difference.
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Re: mcepgx-x.db Size Matters

Postby poissony » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:31 am

tups wrote:Does this fix work?

Not realising this thread exisited I have just posted this http://dvblogic.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=16517 over in the digiguide section as I am sure it relates to using this EPG source over the standard MS sources.


Out of interest how many tuners, channels, series and scheduled recordings do you have?

I have 7 tuners
115 channels
90 Series
247 Scheduled recordings for the next 45 days
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Re: mcepgx-x.db Size Matters

Postby tups » Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:47 pm

poissony wrote:
Out of interest how many tuners, channels, series and scheduled recordings do you have?

I have 7 tuners
115 channels
90 Series
247 Scheduled recordings for the next 45 days


My set-up is far smaller in terms of tuners with 3 and series links with about 10, but similar for channels with approx 100. Not sure about scheduled recordings.

As mentioned I am convinced this is a result of using the digiguide source as I have been running my media center for years and the file size only became an issue after my upgrade to v4 of DVBlink at which point I started using digiguide.

If you follow that path of enquiry, the main difference I have noticed between the two sources is that every program now has a thumbnail image linked to it whereas using the MS sources only the odd show had one. Doing the sums, if you assume an average program length of 1 hour over two weeks with 100 channels you are looking at more than 33000 images needed to cover all the programs which would take up a lot of space!
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Re: mcepgx-x.db Size Matters

Postby mini__me » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:04 pm

Also seeing this problem using the digiguide addin. It seems to grow by at least 150MB a day, starts off after initial population at 180MB then grows and grows and grows.....using BSE the database was a pretty static 330MB regardless with 8 tuners, 319 channels, 195 Series, 100 recordings scheduled.
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Re: mcepgx-x.db Size Matters

Postby tony_park » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:23 pm

I suspect the reason that BSEPG doesn't exhibit the same problem, is that they perform program matching, and presumably they then only store details for one program, with different episode details.


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Re: mcepgx-x.db Size Matters

Postby mini__me » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:23 pm

So how large roughly does it get to?

And once at that size is it static? I'll need to clear up some space on my SSD if it's going to grow to 2GB or so.
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Re: mcepgx-x.db Size Matters

Postby tony_park » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:08 pm

As a comparison, for when you get the dvblogic file size, my mcepg file is currently 480Mb, was created 27th Dec and contains 230 channels worth of data, for 14 days from BSEPG.
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Re: mcepgx-x.db Size Matters

Postby mini__me » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:56 pm

Ah well that's not too bad then.... If I can clear up a couple of GB then I'll be happy with that size, and will have some breathing space in case it grows too large.
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Re: mcepgx-x.db Size Matters

Postby poissony » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:30 pm

After the comments about BS EPG I've now switched to it. It will hopefully fix the database size problems. I'll miss having more than 14 days worth of guide data in the EPG but if it improves stability it will be worth it.
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Re: mcepgx-x.db Size Matters

Postby mini__me » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:34 pm

tony_park wrote:As a comparison, for when you get the dvblogic file size, my mcepg file is currently 480Mb, was created 27th Dec and contains 230 channels worth of data, for 14 days from BSEPG.


Ah crap sorry I read that wrong didn't I that is your BSE file not from the Digiguide addin....damn it :shock:
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Re: mcepgx-x.db Size Matters

Postby tony_park » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:21 pm

mini__me wrote:
tony_park wrote:As a comparison, for when you get the dvblogic file size, my mcepg file is currently 480Mb, was created 27th Dec and contains 230 channels worth of data, for 14 days from BSEPG.


Ah crap sorry I read that wrong didn't I that is your BSE file not from the Digiguide addin....damn it :shock:


Sorry.... now I know there was a second reason for stopping with BSEPG :D
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