[mythtv-users] Disable Automatic Database Backup
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
>> In mythtv-setup, General, Miscellaneous Settings, there is an option
>> "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
> 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
>> 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. :)
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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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