[mythtv-users] importing existing recorded programs

Johnny jarpublic at gmail.com
Sat Nov 28 17:15:55 UTC 2009

> But instead of upgrading, I am doing a clean install (always cleaner
> that way).  I keep two separate partitions that I can use for / so I can
> install 9.10 onto one and still dual boot into 8.04 if I need to.
> I also put /home on a separate partition and also all the recordings
> (/var/lib/mythtv) on yet another partition (separate disk actually).
> After I install 9.10, I will move any and all files from the new /home
> and put them into the old /home and then mount that at its appropriate
> place.
> I will do the same for /var/lib/mythtv
> However, all those shows that are on that /var/lib/mythtv partition: how
> do I get the database to see them?  There must be a perl script
> somewhere in the installation that does that.

This is the officially supported way:
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Database_Backup_and_Restore. Partial
restore will get your recording data. Make sure you upgrade your
install to .22 before you backup. Otherwise you will restore a .21
database to a .22 installation.l

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