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

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 
be available.

> 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.

Good luck,

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