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

Rick rick at laity.ca
Thu Nov 10 02:09:18 UTC 2011

On 11/9/2011 7:43 PM, networks1 at cox.net wrote:
> ---- "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
> Yes.
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Database_Backup_and_Restore#Full_restore_of_a_specific_backup_file
> or
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Database_Backup_and_Restore#Replacing_an_existing_database
> (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
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Database_Backup_and_Restore#Change_the_hostname_of_a_MythTV_frontend_or_backend
> .
>>     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 .
> Mike
> =======================
> 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?

mysql -uroot -p mythconverg < /whereeverbackupis/mythconvergbak.sql  or 
whatever you called your backup.


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