[mythtv-users] Moving my MythDB

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Fri May 13 03:48:55 UTC 2022

> Not sure what is wrong with /var/lib/mysql though... :-)

/var/lib/mysql may be safe on most distros, but with Fedora, the /var 
tree or partition gets wiped during a distro install *even if you are 
using custom partitioning and do not select for that to happen.*

Been there, had it happen.

So all of my mysql databases live on another partition (/misc/mysql) and 
/var/lib/mysql is a symlink to there.

With /home and /misc and /usr/sbin on their own partitions, an install 
or upgrade can re-format the "/" and /var partitions without disturbing 
the data I want to keep. The symlink is created as a setup portion 
/etc/rc.d/rc.local which is normally commented out, and run only once on 
the install. (I do all of my upgrades as actual installs, since the data 
is protected from being erased).


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