[mythtv-users] dumb move -- lost mysql db -- restore tv files to db?

Joshua M. McClain tartan at 185performance.com
Wed Jul 27 00:16:56 EDT 2005

Hi guys....

I recently decided I liked mythtv enough to buy real hardware for it, so 
I did just that.  Parts arrived, I got it put together, stage 1 gentoo, 
the works.

I backed up all the storage directories for my test mythtv system, which 
included a LOT of television recordings.  I moved this backup to the new 
mythtv system.  All the music files and video files were scanned in with 
success (ie: ID3 tags from the MP3s), but when I went to look at tv 
recordings, nothing was there.  Then it hit me -- "I didn't back up the 
DB...DOH!"    (And of course, the test sytem had already been wiped clean.)

So......   the question is:

Is there a way to restore to the db the listing of the nv tv recordings 
and png images?  Do these nv files store the tv equivalent of ID3 tags 
so I don't simply get a raw listing of filenames?  I realize I could 
just move these files to the media/video area, but for various reasons, 
I'd prefer them to be in tv recordings.

Thanks for the help.


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