[mythtv-users] What to back up?

Monkey Pet monkeypet at gmail.com
Wed May 28 00:27:03 UTC 2008

Here is my list (i have reinstalled several times):
1.  Backup the mysql db using the method outlined on the mythtv site.
I think mysqldump...
2.  Also I copy the mysql raw files on fedora it is /var/lib/mysql, so
I have multiple methods of restoring.
3.  Save off /etc/...
4.  Of course your homedirs.
5.  Of course the dir containing your media files.

On 5/26/08, Damian <damian at gingermagic.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello all,
>  I plan on doing a clean OS (Ubuntu) install, but would like to keep my
>  Myth recordings and setup. I'll be using the Mythbuntu setup package to
>  install MythTV.
>  What should I back up?
>  The first things that come to my mind are the mysql database (which is
>  already backed up weekly), xorg.conf and my lirc configuration.
>  I'm sure lots of you have done this before. Are there any other files I
>  should copy before regretting that I got rid of them?
>  I currently have /home on it's own partition, but I think I'll clean
>  slate that as well.
>  I also have recordings and all of my video files on their own partition
>  so they will stay as they are. I guess I'll just need to point Myth to
>  that folder somehow after re-instillation. Can't remember how to do
>  that, but it can't be too difficult.
>  Are poster (vid art) files stored somewhere else?
>  Let me know anything you can think of before I press the big red button.
>  Cheers
> Damian
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