[mythtv-users] autobackup of database, and optical disk query

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Dec 31 03:49:06 UTC 2010

  On 12/30/2010 08:17 PM, Mike McMullin wrote:
>    I have a couple of questions:
> 1)  What is the default period for database backups to occour, and what
> file handles the configuration for where to put the backup?

Once per DB schema version change--in other words, MythTV only does an 
automatic backup as a last-resort for people who don't properly back up 
their databases before an upgrade.  You should do your own backups more 

That said, some distros use cron jobs to perform backups.  You'll need 
to ask users of your distro for more information on those.

And, worst case scenario, doing a backup is as easy as creating a cron 
job (or editing your start/shutdown scripts) to include:

HOME=/home/mythtv /usr/share/mythtv/mythconverg_backup.pl

(adjusting paths as appropriate).


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