[mythtv-users] upgrading from mythbuntu 7.10 to 10.04

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Tue May 25 03:24:20 UTC 2010

On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 6:33 AM, Matzi Kratzi <matzikratzi at gmail.com> wrote:
> I installed mythbuntu 10.04 on a new harddisc and tested it for a
> while. Now I would like to have my old recordings back that are still
> there along with the old mythbuntu dist.
> I am using the official backup script
> (http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/browser/trunk/mythtv/programs/scripts/database/mythconverg_backup.pl).
> It seems OK when I run the script, even if I did get the backup in
> /var/lib/mythtv/recordings/.
> When I proceed with the instructions it
> sudo stop mythtv-backend
>  grep DBPassword /etc/mythtv/config.xml
>  mysql -u mythtv -p -e "DROP DATABASE IF EXISTS mythconverg;"
> mysql -u mythtv -p -e "CREATE DATABASE mythconverg;"
> /usr/share/mythtv/mythconverg_restore.pl --directory
> /var/lib/mythtv/db_backups --filename
> mythconverg-1214-20100524124237.sql.gz
> sudo start mythtv-backend
> At this point, everything seems fine, but if I then try to run mythtv
> backend setup from the menu, I end up with a dialog asking (translated
> from Swedish):
> Warning: MythTV will upgrade your database, for the TV Schema, from
> 1215 to 1254.
> Databasehost: localhost
> Databasename: mythconverg
> Here I can choose abort or upgrade.
> I get one more dialog, and choose upgrade again. This dialog is only
> about where the backup of the database is placed and that there might
> be instability after this.
> There does not seem to be any upgrading done though. I always get this
> even if I try to run mythtvbackendsetup again.
> What am I doing wrong?

It can take quite some time, be patient and check the logs.

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