[mythtv-users] Backend upgrade question

Thomas Mashos thomas at mashos.com
Thu Nov 3 13:59:20 UTC 2011

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 6:09 AM, Tim Draper <veehexx at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Personally I've given up on non LTS releases of Ubuntu and would install
>> 10.04. and not upgrade before 12.04.1, if at all. Then you enable the
>> Mythbuntu repos and install 0.23, import your database and check if
>> everything works. Then you run sudo dpkg-reconfigure myhtbuntu-repos to
>> upgrade to 0.24.
>> The advantage of LTS releases is, that there are more than one MythTV
>> versions available for it in the repository, atm 0.23, 0.24, 0.24.1 and
>> 0.25.
> just as a note, and it depends how your going to export/import your data,
> but if Matt decides to go with a non LTS, then mythbuntu 11.10 does not
> have the backup/restore option in mythbuntu-control-center. That said, you
> can pull out the .sql.gz (i think thats the name), out of the tar.gz that
> myth-CC backup creates and restore it via command line rather than GUI.
> i've been doing a bit of work on my mythtv setup and the backup/restore
> process is very straight forward, and in the past i've successfully
> migrated from 0.23 to 0.24 without issue (unbelievably easy - update to
> 0.24, run the FE, and it'll prompt to update the sql schema if required).
> it'd be worth getting your existing database as an offline copy though
> just incase things go wrong.
> also note, that the backup will not get your recorded programs. you will
> have to manually move them yourself.
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A quick note on backup/restore in MCC in 11.10, you need to install the
mythbuntu-bare-client package. Also, if you are backing up in a previous
version, verify that it actually backed up the database. There was a bug
that prevented that in some earlier releases.
Thomas Mashos
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