Updating sky viewing card
Relying on the built-in space management software is not advisable.
I receive many emails from people who never deleted anything in their deleted folder and as soon as the free space reached 10% or lower they started experiencing planner failures.
What tends to happen is for a small percentage of us SKY box owners those updates will fail.
When this happens your SKY box is supposed to be able to recover and will try again and again to apply the update.
When an update is pushed out a small percentage of SKY box owners experience one or more glitches or even system failures.
At this point you'll be reaching for the phone to call SKY or logging on to to raise a ticket.
This can lead to recording and playback performance problems.
For example you may be recording two HD programs while playing a third from your planner.
The free space is the size of unused space and the contents of the deleted folder combined.
This process takes time as essentially it performs several actions that combined provide a form of integrity check.
These actions require all processes to be stopped so perform a rebuild only when you have no recordings happening now or within the next 20 minutes.
This guide mainly applies to the DRX890 and DRX895 boxes as these are the only SKY HD boxes that Sky still support, but some of the tips below will work for older boxes. The SKY HD boxes are essentially a mini PC in-a-box with an internal hard drive, a TV output, input via a small control panel or remote control, and a network card in the form of an ethernet connector or built-in or attachable wifi device.
SKY supply the software or 'operating system' (known as the EPG) that runs on each box.