[mythtv-users] dumb move -- lost mysql db -- restore tv files
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Jul 27 08:27:54 EDT 2005
Joshua M. McClain wrote:
> 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?
No, but you can rebuild it using myth.rebuilddatabase.pl .
Unfortunately, you have to come up with the Title/Subtitle/Description,
so it won't help with duplicate matching, but at least your shows will
> 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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