[mythtv-users] Total system upgrade: Am I screwed?

Mike Dent mcdent at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 15:04:37 UTC 2009

2009/11/29 Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 at gmail.com>:
> On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 8:29 AM, Mike Dent <mcdent at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/11/29 Richard Shaw <hobbes1069 at gmail.com>:
>>> Well I thought I had done the right thing but apparently not.
>>> I had a Fedora 10 system with Myth 0.21 and I decided to take the
>>> plunge and upgrade the system to Fedora 12 and Myth to 0.22 all at
>>> once.
>>> I backed up the database per the wiki and copied all important data on
>>> my desktop so I could wipe the system for a fresh install. The F12
>>> install went smoothly and I installed Myth. Per the wiki I was
>>> supposed to import the mc.sql file prior to restoring the database,
>>> which I did. However, when I ran the restore script it bombed out.
>>> Bottom line: Is there any way to save any of my database info? The
>>> only things I care about are the recordings which I still have all of
>>> on a separate drive and my recording schedules.
>> What is the message or error you see?
>> Mike
> Here's the error:
> ERROR: Invalid database information file, stopped at
> bin/mythconverg_restore.pl line 686.
> I used --partial_restore just to get the recordings and schedule info
> but got the same error trying without that option as well. I'm
> specifiying the full name of the backup file using tab completion so I
> know I'm not mistyping it...
> Thanks,
> Richard

Richard, I followed the details here, and avoided a partial restore,
not sure if that will help you:-



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