I don’t know what’s going on but all the clients are disconnected and powered down for the night and for some reason, the Tablo is really working the external hard drive. Since the Tablo is running Linux, is there a way to ssh in and run ‘top’ or ‘htop’ to see what process is putting in so many I/O requests?
Just to clarify, the HDD is going nuts (I can really hear it working), no recordings are scheduled for this time and no clients are connected.
I’ve also noticed that the amount of used space on the HDD has increased a bit.
Could it be a buffer for one of the tuners?
About the tuners, how do I release them? If I select channel ‘2-1’ and it tunes to that channel and I don’t want to use it anymore, is there a way to clear it so they just ‘turn off’ instead of always being locked on that last used channel?
If a channel that was tuned isn’t being watched or recorded, the Tablo will release it automatically (usually within an hour). A reboot will obviously clear all channels too, though there usually is no need for that.
I’m not a developer nor an expert in any way, but I do know the Tablo does things like processing recent recordings (generate thumbnails), commercial skip, and general maintenance activity during times when it is not actively being watched. Not sure I’d expect “heavy” disk usage for an extended period of time, but can’t say I’ve ever paid any attention to mine, either. The disk is tucked away out of sight / out of mind.