[mythtv-users] Upgrade Old system

Travis Tabbal travis at tabbal.net
Mon Jan 18 19:02:56 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 11:43 AM, Ken Smith <kens at kensnet.org> wrote:

> This is probably a theme which has been asked about a few times but I just
> want to make sure I'm clear
> I have an ancient FC6 Myth 0.20 system built from RPM's in the UK with two
> DVB and a analog capture card.
> My plan is to migrate the data and the cards to a new box with a dual core
> 64 bit CPU and Centos. With any luck I can put in a DVB-S card and get UK
> HD. FC moves too fast for this near production system, and I don't want to
> re-install the box every few months.
> So what I hope I can do in set up the current version of Myth on the Centos
> system and move both the original database and files over to it. Am I right
> that the new Myth System will upgrade the database?
> If not all I really want to keep are tables about the existing recordings
> and if possible the recording schedules.
> Sorry if this has been asked about 1000 times before

Just backup the database and put the recordings in the same path they were
in on the old machine.  Restore the DB, then install the Myth packages (or
compile if that's your thing) and Myth should upgrade the DB schema for you.
You may have to go from .20 to .21 then .22, I don't know how Myth handles
that. I'd use the backup and try going straight to .22. If it doesn't work,
you can always restore and try .21. The wiki has the commands for backing up
and restoring the database, just mysqldump.
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