[mythtv-users] mythconverg_backup.pl choking on mythweather tables

Mark Boyum circushair at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 22:27:08 UTC 2011

On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 11:40 AM, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 10/10/2011 12:30 PM, Mark Boyum wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 9:08 AM, Mark Boyum wrote:
>>> On Saturday, October 8, 2011, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>> On 10/07/2011 02:33 PM, Mark Boyum wrote:
>>>>> I would like to backup my database but find that the script dies as
>>>>> below.  I know next to nothing about mySQL and would appreciate any
>>>>> assistance.
>>>>> How do I remove any trace of mythweatther as we no longer use it?  I'd
>>>>> like to clean it out of the database entirely and assume that would
>>>>> allow the backup script to run.
>>>>> ./mythconverg_backup.pl --verbose
>>>>> <--- SNIP --->
>>>>> Executing command:
>>>>> '/usr/bin/mysqldump' --defaults-extra-file='/tmp/b1lBxr5u54'
>>>>> --host='localhost' --user='mythtv' --add-drop-table --add-locks
>>>>> --allow-keywords --complete-insert --extended-insert --lock-tables
>>>>> --no-create-db --quick --add-drop-table 'mythconverg' 2>&1
>>>>> 1>'/home/mark/mythtv_backup/mythconverg-1264-20111007131620.sql'
>>>>> mysqldump exited with status: 2
>>>>> mysqldump output:
>>>>> mysqldump: Got error: 1146: Table
>>>>> 'mythconverg.mythconverg.weatherscreens' doesn't exist when using LOCK
>>>>> TABLES
>>>> I'm guessing you won't see a "YES" in the "Support" column for
>>>> "InnoDB".  That means that your distro disabled the InnoDB storage
>>>> engine--because it saves 40MB of virtual RAM--to make a lean-mean
>>>> machine for you and broke your MythTV database in the process.  If so:
>>>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/419174#419174
>>>> (And be very careful with the copy/paste of the command to the shell.
>>>> It must end with "EOF" as the entire last line--with no added
>>>> end-of-line spaces, which copy/paste is likely to put in.  So, I
>>>> recommend you copy everything except the "EOF" line, then paste it into
>>>> a shell, then make sure you're on a different line from the "DELETE"
>>>> line and type in "EOF<Enter>".)
>>>> Then, enable InnoDB on your mysql server, then restart mythfrontend and
>>>> it will re-create the MythWeather tables (and backup will work because
>>>> you won't have broken tables).
>>> Thanks,
>>> I'll look into Sunday night after the weekend activities are all settled.
>> Looks like InnoDB is active.
> ...
>> I'll have to figure out how to remove 'mythconverg.mythconverg.weatherscreens'.
> Try the instructions in the above-linked post.  If it really has a
> borked name, add the extra mythconverg in the table names in the
> command.  That command will work properly whether InnoDB is enabled or not.
> Also, make sure you move database data using a proper backup/restore
> approach, rather than copying raw, binary data files.  Perhaps someone
> just moved the weather tables into a subdirectory of mythconverg called
> mythconverg because of an improper move/"restore" procedure (using
> binary data files)?
> Mike

It was the borked name that was throwing off both the backup script
and the little shell script from the linked post.  Turns out that if
you add back-ticks around the table name,
`mythconverg.weatherscreens`, that it can then be dropped.

Once that table was gone the mythconverg_backup.pl script completed

Thanks for the help, spot on as usual.

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