[mythtv-users] importing recordings to restored database

Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Sun Oct 2 15:46:47 UTC 2011

On 2011-09-30, at 19:47, Glen <glen.hawksworth at bigpond.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> Yesterday the special "Enterprise" HDD that I bought for the OS on my
> Server crapped out after only a few months.
> I have reinstalled the system on a new one but the most recent database
> backup was from last Saturday. Consequently I now have almost a week of
> recordings that the database doesn't know about.
> Is there a way to import these recordings into the database? I found a
> reference to “myth.rebuilddatabase.pl” which would seem to help me but
> after checking the mythtv wiki pages it would seem current versions no
> longer support it.
> What is my best course of action?
> Thank you for your time,

Myth.rebuilddatsbase.pl should run against any myth version. It has for me since about .22 up to a mid-August hit trunk.

It does NOT, however, fill in the file size of the files it finds and inserts. There is a script on the wiki called myth.filesizer which completes the process. (or email me, and I will send it to you and re-post on the wiki if it has succumbed to bit-rot).


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