[mythtv-users] Database upgrade 0.21 -> 0.22: issue to avoid

David Liana dliana.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 19:36:51 UTC 2009

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 1:58 PM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com>wrote:

> On 11/16/2009 04:01 AM, James Warden wrote:
>> I went through an upgrade from mythtv 0.21 to 0.22 yesterday and found an
>> issue with the following (probably already mentioned somewhere else but this
>> is how I fixed it):
>> the dtv_multiplex and channelscan_dtv_multiplex tables cannot be upgraded
>> from db schema 1230 to 1231 and makes the whole upgrade fail.
>> This is because the table already contains a field (mysql column) that the
>> upgrade is trying to add again when upgrading to 1231.
>> So what I did is to make a backup (mysqldump) of DB at schema 1230, remove
>> the screwing field from the dump (it is an ASCII file) when it is trying to
>> INSERT it in these particular tables, retore the modified DB, and upgrade
>> again.
>> It worked pretty nicely. I can give some more technical details / howto
>> when I am at home if someone needs it.
> You restored a 0.21-fixes DB backup /on top of/ a 0.22-fixes DB schema.
>  That means that MySQL converted any data to fit (and may have broken your
> data).  That means you should /immediately/ go back to your 0.21-fixes
> database backup and restore it properly and then let MythTV upgrade it
> properly.
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/405443#405443
> (Specifically, read the section, "If you're not doing an "in-place" upgrade
> (so you need to restore your DB backup), it is critical that you DROP any
> existing database /before/ restoring your database backup." )
> and http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/6923#comment:4
> If you don't do this, all of your data is suspect, and bad things may
> happen.
> Mike
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I'm with Mike here.  You want to load the old DB before you upgrade.  I
tried doing it in your order - overlaying a 0.21 DB over 0.22.  Seemed to
work okay until I kept getting query errors in my logs.
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