[mythtv-users] Can a backup of a 0.20 database be imported to a 0.21 install?

Fred Squires fsquires at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 18:41:26 UTC 2008

On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 2:08 PM, Joe Borne <joe.borne at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm going to be migrating from 0.20 to 0.21 soon and at the same time
> undertaking a hardware reconfiguration and change of OS. I have everything
> else mapped out and planned well and I feel very confident in the migration.
> One piece remains though that is uncharted territory for me as I am not much
> of a MySQL expert, or very knowledgable about databases in general. I need
> to know if it's possible to migrate my MythTV database data by backing it up
> and restoring it. I've done this before, but only in a 0.20 to 0.20
> situation and I know there are significant differences in 0.21.
> So, has anyone done this? If so do you have documentation?
> The best thing I have found so far is here:
> http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO.html#toc23.5
> and following the directions up through 23.7
> Thanks in advance everyone.

This will be fine as long as you run mythtvsetup after you restore
your database but before you start the backend.
mythtvsetup will upgrade your .20 DB to .21.

It was supposed to be so Easy.

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