[mythtv-users] Migrating primary backend

Bill Omer bill.omer at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 23:38:03 UTC 2007

On Nov 26, 2007 6:16 PM, Sean Goodpasture <goofygrin at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've got a main backend that's a piece of proverbial poop and I bought some
> new hardware to upgrade it this weekend.  I've got a couple front ends that
> are slave backends for comm flagging (all tuners are in the main backend).
> I'm going to start fresh on the new server since the old one's on a crusty
> hard drive (that's really loud!).
> My plan of attack is:
> 1. Build the new server
> 2. Get Mythdora (my distro of choice) up and running and upgraded and move
> all my custom scripts over to the new box
> 3. Move all the tuners over to the new server and get their drivers running
> 4. Backup the db on the main backend
> 5. Restore the db on the new server
> 6. Point all my front ends/slave backends to the new backend
> 7. Burn the old backend
> Does this sound about right?
> Thanks in advance,

Hey Sean

Check this out:

I've done this recently myself.  I've found that its best to install
your distro of choice and get mythtv working on the new system without
worrying about the database.  After you get everything working
(tuners, line up etc..), then move the data (your recorded programs)
and migrate the database as the howto describes.   This seems to be
the best way to keep things clean.

Bill Omer

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