[mythtv-users] Reinstalling MythTV

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Jun 7 15:42:31 UTC 2005

James Alexander wrote:

>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?
>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):
Or, of course, the more-to-the-point MythTV documentation:



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