[mythtv-users] Looking for recommendations on moving my backend to a new server

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 18:03:25 UTC 2008

On Jan 8, 2008 9:50 AM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What are y'all's recommendations on how to set this up / transfer
> > files / copy the database?  Should I keep the old recordings on the
> > machine where they currently reside, or should I copy the files to the
> > new array?
> I think it will work either way.
> > what sort of gerrymandering am I looking at with the
> > database transfer?  Should I just back up certain tables for program,
> > music, and movies info, and rebuild the rest through Mythtv-setup?
> >
> When I added a new master backend I left all the recordings on my old
> master backend and just restored a complete mysql dump from the old
> master to the new master. Then I went into mythtv-setup and changed
> the ip addresses of the master and I was pretty much done. I did have
> one problem with this setup. The database log is stuck at the point it
> was when I did the transfer. For me there was no NFS share of the
> recordings necessary as they will play from one backend to the other
> through myth.

Thanks, John.  I'm guessing you had to adjust the IP in the old
backend, too, to make it a slave?  Is there anything else that needs
to be done to convert a master to a slave?

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