Lots of locking up - running out of space? About to throw in the towel

I got my Pi2 with Osmc on it a few weeks ago. I had a lot of fun tweaking with it, customizing Aeon MQ6 but then I started running out of space and the crap really hit the fan.

I love this thing, but I really need to get my head around my space on it and how to make it work best.

Upon doing some research, it seems that downloaded subtitles and especially thumbnails are filling it up.

I guess I need to know the most simple set up so that it doesn’t fill up with these things as fast as possible in the near future.

This is my first time posting, so please forgive me in my noobiness

my full osmc log

I first setup the Pi by following the tutorial on this site

I have a raspberry pi 2 with osmc on it. I am plugged in via hdmi to my samsung tv (which the Pi’s power supply is plugged into the tv’s usb port). I have a WD Av expander plugged in via USB port of the pi which has most of my videos on it

I did have a file server NFS on a WD My Book world, that is no longer connecting, but that may be another post in the future

Also, I have been locking up so much, I have had to go into Kodi’s file manager to delete individual folders in thumbnails and just turn off the tv, which turns off the Pi as well - not sure if that is the best thing though

any help would be greatly appreciated

1.) Get a separate powersupply for the pi. Do not use the TV’s port. It will not supply sufficient power for the pi and accessoires and is prone to uncleanly shutdown the system which leads to data corruption and system lockups.

2.) What size is your SD card and how big is your library? I ran osmc for 2 years with a 8 GB card and about 300 library entries.
Now that I have retrosmc and stuff I switched to a 64 GB card to be safe.

3.) Skins, especially huge ones as the Aeon family take a lot of space and download a ton of stuff like extra fanart, lyrics and subtitles. Not even speaking of the extrapacks. For the pi it is better to have a light skin as it is also not as heavy on cpu and gpu usage.

4.) If you want the big stuff, get a bigger SD card.
A suggestion from me would be a 32 GB Samsung Evo+ card. They are fast, robust and compatible. Also they are pretty cheap for what they offer.

And what speed?
A class10 card is recommended.

As the others wrote, first step is to get a proper dedicated powersupply.
Don’t do overclocking unless there is a special need for it (can not see that on a Pi2.

Thanks guys –
Okay, first off - I took your recommendation and I have now gone back to the real deal power supply. BUT this sounds like a silly and stupid question

How do you turn it on from there? I currently have a powerstrip setup so that when I power on my playstation it will turn it on at the same time - and when PS is off, it turns off the power to that too.

BUT, in Kodi, I have an energy saving setting that after 10 minutes of inactivity it will turn off. If that happens, how can I turn it back on.

Card wise, I have SanDisk Extreme Pro 8GB. I have a huge library of files saved on my WD AV expander, along with huge shows like Simpsons, Seinfeld, and Roseanne which have been added to the library via SALTS.

Library wise, I have over 500 movies at least, and then some tv shows.

Today I bought a WD MyCloud, I plan to move all video files to that and hope to use the AV Expander hard drive as a backup solely for the Pi.

Should I take the overclocking back @fzinken - if so what should it be at?

Don’t turn it off! You are saving nothing… The pi will cost you less than $7/year to idle. It was never designed to be turned off and on hence the reason there is no switch.

I think this is even being generous! :slightly_smiling: Under load, I’ve measured my Pi 2 at 2.5W. Applying a max electricity rate of $0.18/kW-h, this comes to about $4/year. In reality, cost is even less because:

  1. most of the time the Pi is not under load (idle usage is more like 1W)
  2. time-of-use power rates are often less than the max rate of $0.18/kW-h.

So, at least in my neck-of-the-woods of Toronto, Canada, I’d realistically put power cost at less than $3/year (and that’s $3 CAD, so more like $2 USD :smile: ).

Just go to MyOSMC -> Overclocking and set it to normal

About the Aeon MQ6 skin. Will the Vero 2 have any problems handling this?
I’m currently on RPi 1 and Aeon Nox, and I just love the eye candy of the Aeon skins :heart_eyes:

The rpis will handle it, too. The vero2 is faster though. And you will need sufficient space on both platforms of course.