[mythtv-users] questions about database restore instructions

Ma Begaj derliebegott at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 16:28:28 UTC 2008

2008/1/13, Steve MacLaren <scram69 at gmail.com>:
> I have a second hard drive on my backend on which I am setting up another
> myth installation.  All recordings/videos/music is stored on a separate raid
> array.  I would like it to come up with all of the correct current database
> info for the backend (tuners/channels/recordings/videos ...
> music?) that the current installation is using.  I have saved a copy of the
> db using mysqldump on the raid array.
> http://mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-23.html#ss23.5 gives
> instructions on how to restore the database, but is prefaced by "assuming
> that you've dropped the database".  This brings various visuals to mind
> involving gravity, tall buildings, and open windows, but I really have no
> idea what is actually implied by this prerequisite.  Does anyone know?
> Also, http://mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-23.html#ss23.7
> seems to apply to the opposite situation, namely replacing the data storage
> hardware but preserving the mythtv installation.  Is that a correct
> interpretation?

there is a mysql command DROP DATABASE which deletes the database. drop=delete.

"assuming that you've dropped the database" = assuming that there is
no database with the same name (mythconverg) on that mysql server

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