[mythtv-users] Move to new master backend
Mark J. Small
msmall at eastlink.ca
Wed Nov 18 20:05:42 UTC 2009
On November 18, 2009, Gerald Brandt wrote:
> ----- "Jim Stichnoth" <stichnot at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 11:10 AM, Mark J. Small <msmall at eastlink.ca>
> > > 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.
> > http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-23.html#ss23.14
> > > 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.
> > Jim
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> I just did such a move. The poster above, by mentioning hostname, means the
> hostname entered into mythtv-setup, and not necessarily the systems
> hostname. I, for example, always used the systems IP address instead of
> the hostname, so I didn't do anything special when I went to a new IP.
> However, myth uses the data in the hostname field for look ups in
> recordings, rather than going directly to any storage. It is this hostname
> that must stay the same, and resolve to the current (even different) IP
Thanks that's good to know. The beauty of a well designed system is that
complicated tasks are easier than expected.
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