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

Richard Shaw hobbes1069 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 15:21:57 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 9:09 AM, Rodney Morris <rodamorris at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 9:48 AM, Bob Wiegand <bob_ml at stuffofmine.com> wrote:
>> Richard Shaw wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Richard
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>> Big warning - I'm not I database expert and I haven't done this myself.
>> The problem is probably that the backup data is not compatible with the
>> the latest database version. When you installed myth it created a
>> new database.
>> A Myth database expert might know how to fix the backup files, but
>> I don't.
>> It might be possible to make this work by doing the following:
>> 1 - uninstall Myth
>> 2 - remove the myth database if it still exists
>> 3 - manually create the myth database from your backup
>> 4 - reinstall myth
>> I believe that the myth install is supposed to upgrade an existing
>> database if it finds one.
> If the problem is an incompatible database format from 0.21-fixes, why not
> 1) stop mythbackend
> 2) grab mc.sql from the 0.21-fixes branch in trac[1]
> 3)  $ mysql -u root -p
> 4)  mysql> DROP DATABASE mythconverg;
> 5)  mysql> exit
> 6)  $ mysql -u root -p < /path/to/0.21-fixes/mc.sql,
> 7)  restore the database using mythconverg_restore.pl
> (I make no claim to being a database expert.)
> Rod
> [1] http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/export/22930/branches/release-0-21-fixes/mythtv/database/mc.sql

I thought of this but didn't know where to find the 0.21 mc.sql file,
thanks. However, it still failed. I'm starting to wonder if it really
doesn't like the database information file even though I created it
using mythconverg_backup.pl. I've even opened the file and inspected
it's contents and it looks like sql code. Have the
mythconverg_backup/restore files changed significantly? I think I
backed it up using the one from 0.21-fixes. Should that matter?


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