[mythtv-users] Migrating MythTV backend

Stackpole, Chris CStackpole at barbnet.com
Wed Oct 15 13:15:21 UTC 2008

> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of David Watkins
> Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 7:00 AM
>> Also, I have not found an answer to this yet. Mythbuntu put the
>> recording folder in /var/lib/mythtv. That's fine I guess, but I
>> to have my drives listed in /media and was considering having the
>> 750GB drive listed as /media/mythtv. It doesn't really matter, just
>> preference but I don't know if that is going to mess up MySQL when I
>> transfer the database. I don't want it to think it is still in /var
>> when the drive is in /media.
> When using Storage Groups it's possible to move recordings between
> groups and mythtv just finds them, presumably based on their filename?
>  I infer from this that if you create a storage group on your new
> build then you should be able to just put your recordings in there and
> they'll be found, based on your existing database.
> Even if that doesn't work, providing you have a backup of your
> database it's not too hard to make global changes to the backup file
> using a text editor.  Just make sure you create that backup of your
> database.

Thanks for the info! I knew that there was something like that but I
could not remember what it was called. I found a bunch of info on
Storage Groups on the wiki and have already begun reading up on it.

Thanks again!

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