[mythtv-users] problems after mythtv BE migration

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Oct 30 12:19:51 UTC 2011

On 10/30/2011 06:54 AM, Tim Draper wrote:
> hey all,
> i'm having issues trying to get my mythtv BE back working again.
> the aim of this was to move hardware around, and split the FE/BE apart 
> on to different systems.
> what i've done is the following:
> - performed backup from myth control center, on a 0.24.1 FE/BE 
> install. (mythbuntu 10.04)
> - install mythbuntu 11.10 as BE only, and import the .sql exported 
> file via the mythconverg_restore.pl <http://mythconverg_restore.pl> 
> (it went fine)
> - mythweb shows that things appear to be fine.... the import appears 
> sucessful.
> - change of storage groups from their default, to a new (local) 
> location (permissions are at 777, and mythtv-setup no longer complains 
> about incorrect permissions)
> however, i am now experiencing 2 things:
> 1) if i try to record something, myth will appear to record it, but 
> it's actually not - file size is 'B', and no .mpg file shows under the 
> DEFAULT storage group location.
> 2) FE's will not speak to the BE. running mythfrontend from terminal, 
> shows it's getting stuck after the 8th line; "new DB connection, 
> total: 1". the DB enrolment (for lack of a better description), where 
> the FE attempts to register itself with the BE doesnt appear sucessful 
> as it cannot establish connection the the SQL DB. I've just killed the 
> mythbackend service, and the FE that was stuck with this "new DB 
> connection" line, immediately displayed 'cannot login'.
> what have i done to break it?

We're probably going to need (complete) logs to help.


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