[mythtv-users] Clean OS procedure

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 13:29:15 UTC 2008

On 19/06/2008, jonny Linux <jonnylinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> 9Hi,
> >
> > - Run setup to configure capture cards etc
> > - Tell myth where recordings and videos are
> >    I don't use default locations
> If you're using mysqldump to get a database backup, the above two lines will
> be overwritten when you restore the database. Assuming you're using the same
> mountpoints for your recordings/videos as you do now, you won't need to do
> this. Similarly with restoring capture cards, if they have the same /dev
> files, you shouldn't need to run setup.
> If you do run setup, make sure you've restored the database first.
> >
> >    Can't remember where the bit to tell Myth these things is, but I'm
> > sure I'll find it
> > - Restore Database
> >    I saw a few lines on how to do this on a Mythbuntu wiki page I think
> >
> > Am I missing anything?
> >
> I usually like to take a copy of /etc/X11/xorg.conf, just in case I can't
> get the video card drivers to install. Also, I like to copy /var/www/html,
> mainly for mythweb (which will get regenerated when you install it), but
> occasionally I store other files in there too.

I copy the whole of /etc

There's always something in there that I've had to tweak and have
forgotten about (autofs, httpd, smb, ...)

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