[mythtv-users] reconfigure to single FE/BE with Json

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Sat Sep 23 16:23:55 UTC 2023

On Sat, 23 Sep 2023 11:17:45 -0400, you wrote:

>On Sat, Sep 23, 2023 at 11:04?AM Hika van den Hoven <hikavdh at gmail.com>
>> Hoi Daryl,
>> Saturday, September 23, 2023, 3:22:59 PM, you wrote:
>> > Experimentally, I tried using a RPi4 as a master BE with EIT
>> > program data, on 24/7 to get the best data possible. That didn't
>> > work so well so, as the subject indicates, I want my previous setup
>> > back. I renewed my SD subscription and started with the "XMLTV -
>> > MythTV Official" wiki. I did the xmltv install, but get nothing when
>> > I run "mythtv-setup" as mythtv. If I turn the RPi off I can't
>> > connect to the database. Do I need to restore a database to the
>> > Lenovo in order to proceed with the wiki?
>> > TIA  Daryl
>> Am I right to assume your database is on the rpi?
>Yes, it is currently the Master BE
>> The database does not have to be on the machine running the
>> master backend, but it MUST be up and running to use mythtv.
>> So, if the db is on the rpi and you want to take the rpi out of
>> commission, you will have to move the database and change the settings
>> on all back and frontends accordingly.
>The RPi is called "trieli" and the Lenovo is called "daryl".
>I've created a new database backup from the RPi (host name trieli) so I'll
>need to change Lenove's hostname from daryl to trieli to be able to: drop,
>create, and restore this new db?
>Or can I move the database from the master (RPi) to the slave (Lenovo) and
>then configure the Lenovo to be  the master?
>TIA  Daryl

The mythconverg_restore.pl program has an option to change the
hostname in the database - use the --help option to see it.  So you
can restore a database on a machine with a different hostname, then
use that command to change the hostname in the database to match the
machine's hostname.

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