[mythtv-users] Upgrading from old versions and preserving the database

Greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Mon Jul 25 16:53:41 UTC 2011

On 07/25/2011 09:30 AM, DFishburn wrote:
> My backend is currently running on Ubuntu 7.04 with MythTV .21.
> Since this cannot be upgraded, I have to reinstall Ubuntu.
> I was planning on simply installing Mythbuntu 10-04, so that I move into
> the extended supported versions of Ubuntu and don't get back into this
> issue of not being able to upgrade.
> Since this essentially becomes a new machine with a fresh install (to
> MythTV .24) I am wondering how I manage the MySQL database.  A fresh
> install of .24 puts a blank database in there, but I really want it to
> use my old database and upgrade it appropriately.
> I searched through the wiki and user manual but didn't really find any
> reference to this.
> Can someone enlighten me, or at least point me to a document describing
> the correct approach.
> Thanks,
> Dave
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This is what I have been using:


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