[mythtv-users] Move to new master backend
Mark J. Small
msmall at eastlink.ca
Wed Nov 18 20:03:07 UTC 2009
On November 18, 2009, Johnny Walker wrote:
> One of the great things about most Linux distros is that you can
> simply move the HDD into the new box and it will most likely boot
> right up. There's no complicated HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer)
> workaround needed to migrate an install to new hardware.
> Is this what you were asking?
That's what I did on my last 2 upgrades, but now I'm changing architectures so
a drive swap won't work for me. The new frontend is an ARM powered NAS (QNAP
TS-219P, same processor as the sheevaplug) The old backend will become a
slave backend, powered on demand to do the heavy lifting (commflagging, some
BTW, I'm running debian stable, using the debian-multimedia.org repos for now.
I may have to roll my own for 0.22.
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 1:10 PM, Mark J. Small <msmall at eastlink.ca> wrote:
> > Hi everybody,
> > 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?
> > 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.
> > Any advice would be appreciated.
> > Mark
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