[mythtv-users] Disable Automatic Database Backup

greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Wed Nov 11 01:38:39 UTC 2009

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 11/10/2009 03:10 PM, Mark Garland wrote:
>> I'm just installing MythTV 0.22 on a new box having been so pleased with
>> 0.21.
>> In mythtv-setup, General, Miscellaneous Settings, there is an option 
>> called
>> "Disable Automatic Database Backup".  I've done some thorough 
>> searching and
>> can't seem to find any docs on how this Automatic Database Backup works.
>> Can someone point me in the right direction?    
> Yeah, there aren't really any.  The only "Automatic" backup we have at 
> this point is the pre-DB-schema upgrade backup.  Therefore, a user who 
> upgrades from 0.21-fixes to 0.22-fixes will get a DB backup right 
> before the upgrade(s) (before the TV schema upgrade by 
> mythtv-setup/mythbackend and before the MythVideo and MythMusic schema 
> upgrades done by mythfrontend) and will never get any more automatic 
> backups.  The setting you've found is to disable the pre-upgrade 
> backup (and, IMHO, disabling those is not a good idea--in spite of 
> what the people who complained about those pre-upgrade backups might 
> think).
> Some (most?) distros, however, include automatic backups or you can 
> always use http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Database_Backup_and_Restore .
>> I've left this unchecked as I am hoping that it means that 0.22 will 
>> somehow
>> take regular backups to my new "DB Backups" storage group. 
> Sorry, I haven't gotten that far, yet.  We need a /lot/ more 
> infrastructure to prevent automatic backups from corrupting the DB or 
> recordings.  It's on my TODO--just might be below a much bigger job 
> that will actually make the auto-backups /much/ easier.  :)
> Mike
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I had an occasion to use the backup and restore scripts that Mike linked 
to this message.. They worked like a champ....Thanks for the good work 
Mike, it saved me hours of work,trying to recover  from a failed upgrade...


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