[mythtv-users] MythTV backup

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Fri Apr 4 11:33:39 UTC 2008

David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Apr 2, 2008, at 9:23 AM, Brian Wood wrote:
>> Perfect answer. If TV is so important to you that you want to spend
>> hundreds or thousands of dollars protecting it you should probably get
>> a life.
>> But discussing backup options is good for the community, as some of us
>> might have stuff that is actually important.
> I don't care much about losing the video files because, as you say,  
> it's just TV, and most stuff will eventually be re-run.  This thread  
> reminds me that I really ought to back up the database, though; I have  
> quite a pile of recording rules and they'd take a while to recreate.
There's a potential problem here, though. Suppose the worst happens and you lose 
all or some of your recordings, but the database can be recovered.

The rebuilt database now has in it recordings it thinks you have, but you don't. 
You may want to re-record all or just some of them. How do you tell Myth that, 
sorry, these don't actually exist anymore, particularly as you may have a huge 
list, some of which may or may not still exist? Is there a script which does 
this, perhaps?

And how do you tell Myth that certain programs it thinks you have, or had, you 
now want to re-record?

Mike Perkins

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