[mythtv-users] Use previous mythconverg on new install?

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Wed Nov 9 23:43:37 UTC 2011

---- "Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote: 

On 11/08/2011 08:55 PM, Steve wrote:
> I am doing a fresh I stall of Mythtv on an updated machine/OS (going from FC12 to FC15). I dumped mythconverg from the old install before I started. Can I just restore this to the new MySQL

(if FC15's package gives you a database)

>   and be good to go?

Assuming you haven't changed the system's host name.  If you did change 
the host name, either consider changing it back or 

>    If so, at what point in the install process should I do it?

anytime after you have the new MythTV installed

> If not, can I save any of the tables, especially the table with watched episodes?

Actually, you really need to do a full restore.

> Unfortunately I don't know exactly which version of Mythtv I was using before. It was last updated in April or May. The new one is the latest version.

See, also http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Backend_migration .



Thanks, that's helpful.  Two things.  First, I didn't do the backup with mythconverg_backup.pl.  Instead just used mysqldump.  Can I just restore the tables with mysql, or do these scripts do something besides dump the db and gzip it then reverse the process?

Second, I think I got the same hostname on the new machine, but I'm not positive.  Is the old hostname recorded in the db somewhere so I can check before I restore it?



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