[mythtv-users] Backing up mysql database.

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Sep 5 14:49:12 UTC 2007

On Sep 5, 2007, at 7:25 AM, Mike Perkins wrote:

> Brad DerManouelian wrote:
>> I also like that when I dump my database, it's human-readable so if I
>> ever need to restore, I can actually see at what point I'm  
>> restoring and
>> if I need to make any modifications before I restore, I can do  
>> that by hand.
> Good luck inspecting that ~20Mb text file...
> Mike Perkins

Thanks! I have had good luck. I do it all the time. vi is my friend.  
It also helps to have a good handle on the database structure that  
mythtv uses. Oh, and mine's around 76M as of this morning:

[mythtv at mythtv2 backup]$ du -h mythdatabase.20070905.bak
76M     mythdatabase.20070905.bak

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