[mythtv-users] Reinstalling MythTV

Gavin Haslett gavin at nodecaf.net
Tue Jun 7 14:27:47 UTC 2005

If you REALLY want to clean up serious cruft, you should do what I plan to do this weekend, which is to NUVEXPORT all your recordings out to NUV and SQL files, trash the database and merge everything back in. Sounds like a lot of work, and it is... but I've been looking at my database and filesystem lately and they don't match. I have more NUV files than I have recordings, so apparently I've got orphaned files out there. I also appear to have a couple of orphaned database entries that show up in NUVEXPORT selector, but have no associated files. I need to clean this up so I'm going to go the export/trash/import route.

Only problem with this is it does mean that I'll have to re-create all my settings again... but that's not a huge problem for me as I have a mostly default setup.

-----Original Message-----
From:	mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org on behalf of James Alexander
Sent:	Tue 6/7/2005 8:34 AM
To:	Discussion about mythtv
Subject:	Re: [mythtv-users] Reinstalling MythTV
Yes, I've done this before. I just did a complete backup of the mysql
database, then restored it once the OS had finished installing,
everything worked as you explained it.

Here is a link with the relevant commands (if you need them):

On 6/7/05, Piers Kittel <mythtv at biased.org> wrote:
> As I've accumulated a lot of cruft on my MythTV install, and a couple
> things that needs changing, so I want to do a major clean up and the
> best way I can see to do this is to reformat the /boot and / partitions,
> reinstall Linux and set up MythTV again.  But I don't want to lose
> MythTV access to the recorded videos I have on /video - I assume if I
> make a backup of the database, wipe and reinstall, and restore the
> database, I assume I still will be able to access the videos?
> Thanks very much for your help in advance!
> Cheers - Piers
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