[mythtv-users] Merging old database with new

Don Brett dlbrett at zoominternet.net
Fri Jul 9 02:32:01 UTC 2010

Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 7/8/2010 16:54, Nathan Carlson wrote:
>> My question is, what is the best way to merge the two databases? Is 
>> there a way to import the backup and have it ignore duplicates, while 
>> leaving newly recorded show records intact? Any experience merging 
>> databases from the community?
> There is no good way to merge two databases.  In order to properly 
> pull in recordings from elsewhere, you need related entries from the 
> recorded, oldrecorded, recordedprogram, channel, cardinput, 
> capturecard, and probably some other tables I'm forgetting.
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Here's a link to how I did it.  It isn't a merge; I just moved it from 
the old box to the new one.  The new one had an empty virgin database, 
so replacing it was fine.


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