[mythtv-users] Move to new master backend

Jim Stichnoth stichnot at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 19:23:46 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 11:10 AM, Mark J. Small <msmall at eastlink.ca> wrote:
> I'm planning to move my current mythtv backend to a new box.  What is the best
> method?  Do I simply back up the database, install myth on the new box, copy
> the existing recordings and restore the database there?

Basically correct, except you need to do something special if the
hostname is changing.

> Also, I currently have 3 disks for storage, set up as /mnt/store, /mnt/big,
> and /mnt/huge.  On the new box, I will only have 2 disks for now. Do I have to
> recreate all 3 folders?  Are the recordings tied to the file location in some
> way, or just the file names.

I assume you're saying you currently have recordings in a storage
group consisting of 3 directories.  The recordings in the DB are only
tied to the file name.  You can experiment by moving recordings from
one directory to another and see that they still play back fine.


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