[mythtv-users] I need to reinstall my backend

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Feb 10 18:04:11 UTC 2010

On 02/10/2010 03:15 AM, Ian Oliver wrote:
> In article, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> Mainly just remember that the backup is only a backup of the database
>> data--you'll need to ensure you handle the upgrade/reinstall such that
>> all recordings files stay intact.
> My plan was -
> 1) Stop backend.
> 2) Copy everything in /var/lib/mythtv to an external disk.
> 3) Backup mysql database to the same disk (and somewhere else!)
> 4) Reinstall mythbuntu from scratch.
> 5) Stop backend again, restore database backup.
> 6) Reconfigure backend to use recordings on external disk. Or may restore
> them initially and then migrate to storage groups.
>> The updates are mainly additional safety checks
>> to prevent problems caused when users forgot steps or whatever (so
>> they're good for ensuring you do things right).
> OK, sounds good. Thought the backup/restore seemed straight forwards -
> what steps were people missing?

Things like dropping the distro-installed 0.22-fixes database before 
restoring their 0.21-fixes database or--most commonly--reading the 
instructions for how to perform a restore.  Anyway, either should work 
fine, but the newer one will give better messages if you make any mistakes.


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