[mythtv-users] Backing up mysql database.

Bill Williamson bill at bbqninja.com
Wed Sep 5 06:17:18 UTC 2007

On 9/5/07, clemens at dwf.com <clemens at dwf.com> wrote:
> Is there any advantage in using one of the mysql backup programs over
> just taring up /var/lib/mysql/mysql and /var/lib/mysql/mythconverg ?

-Are you completely shutting down the database before tarring those up?
-Are you guaranteeing that you will be using the EXACT same version of MySQL
if you need to do a restore?

You should ignore the existance of ANY database raw files kept on a
filesystem.  Pretend they don't exist.
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