[mythtv-users] What should I save before a COMPLETE rebuild

Jason Werpy jwwerpy at gmail.com
Wed Jun 22 14:24:07 UTC 2005

On 6/22/05, Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have an working but flawed system (Shuttle SK41G / PVR250 / Mandrake 9.? /
> > Myth 0.16(?) compiled).
> >
> > I'm considering doing a complete rebuild,  using Jarrod Guide (TM?).
> >
> > Is there anything speficic I should save before I nuke the old system?
> >
> > I have thought of ;-
> >
> > s3switch & patch (OT i know)
> >
> > PVR250 tuner settings, which are in the module config file AFAIR
> >
> > tc_grab_uk settings, wherever they are.
> If it was me I'd be saving the following:
> 1) Everything under /etc so you can quickly reconfig the new system
> 2) Take a full export of mysql database
> 3) Everything under /usr/local/bin for those handy scripts you probably wrote
> 4) Everything under /home/mythtv/.mythtv for all the useful stuff in
> there like your lirc remote config
> 5) Everything under /home/mythtv/.xmltv for any program grabber
> settings you may have there.
> 6) Finally, if you've recompiled your own kernel save the .config so
> you can do it again on your new system.
> Regards,
> Phill
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I just went through a rebuild.  What I did was install a fresh OS (I
also changed distros which was a little painful) onto another
partition.  Then I setup dual boot to go back and forth between the
two systems.

Then I:

1)  Got ivtv, myth, lirc working (ok I'm not completely done with lirc yet)
2)  mounted my main storage location to the new system,  mounted my
/home directories to the new system (this works great as all the stuff
I download to home is there for both systems).
3)  Dumped the database on the old system, then loaded it on the new system.

This worked really slick.  One nice thing is that the old system
partition can also be mounted and you can copy stuff over as needed.

You need the extra partition space, and I had to mess with my LVM, and
disk configuration some.  But I also got to do things at a slower pace
while I still had a useable box by just rebooting into the old system
until I was done.

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