Originally Posted by eboydog
Does anyone know how much (as a percentage) must be used before recordings start to expire and delete? My Roamio Pro is pushing 90% full and I haven't seen any delete.
Short answer: Sounds like you are in good shape, and could see 99% before recordings get deleted.
There seems to be some variables with this, beyond the obvious ones that come up with every discussion on the subject.
Some are having (non suggestion) recordings deleted at 60% of capacity, like as if there are invisible (not in the My Shows list or Recently Deleted) recordings on the drive, which somehow can't have their space reclaimed for recording.
I used to use KUID for syndicated re-runs on SD channels, of my favorite programs, not wanting to be at the mercy of Netflix and/or Hulu dropping them from being available. I fixed the SPs, used KMTG to delete all recordings, then restored them back to clear the KUID designation on each and every one. This KUID-clearing "fix" would survive reboots, kickstarts, time, etc.
Yet, if I run Clear Program Information & To Do List, the KUID designations are restored. This leads me to believe that even when they show not KUID, they still are, thus above 60% capacity on a 3TB drive, is the "danger zone" for losing recordings in scenarios like this, as my example.
I've tried all the kickstarts, and tested the drives. It has to be a TiVo software issue, for what I am seeing, in my case.
As for your case, it sounds like you are free of this issue, and the TiVo will only delete when needed. Things should not delete before the TiVo is about to need the space.
I'm not getting (understanding it to be true) when people who say that TiVo deletes way ahead of time, just because upcoming recordings are scheduled. Some make it sound like as if TiVo will delete days or weeks ahead. At most, TTBOMK, all this should do is change the blue dots to yellow, for some older recordings, and change to yellow ( ! ), for those calculated to be the first to go. Even that, is not usually the imminent deletion the extended info makes it out to be when it says "This will be deleted in...". I've seen those stick around for up to a month (on non KUID-corrupted TiVos), and they can often be restored to blue by a simple reboot...
I don't use suggestions. It's my understanding that Recently Deleted should clear first, followed by suggestions, then the oldest recordings in ascending order. Using vague Auto Recording Wish List SPs, could schedule an excessive amount of future recordings, hastening the color coding changes, but still should not delete them until right before the space is actually needed for the actual process of recording.