[mythtv-users] Question about changing hostname in database

Peter Bennett cats22 at comcast.net
Sun Oct 16 22:49:19 UTC 2016

On 10/16/2016 01:25 PM, Yann Lehmann wrote:
> Hi,
> I am in the process of upgrading/migrating my mythtv system from 0.27
> to 0.28 and new hardware, at least for the backend.
> Actually, I have a combined backend/frontend with 'myth-backend' as
> hostname. There are some other frontends but no other backends in the
> setup.
> After migration, the new backend (with the old name of 'myth-backend')
> will be on a dedicated machine in the basement and the old
> backend/frontend will continue to serve as the main frontend (no more
> backend function).
> I would like to change its name to 'myth-frontend'.
> In order to keep all the frontend-settings present in the 0.27
> database for this machine (same hardware), I plan to use the
> mythconverg_restore.pl script with according options and parameters.
> My guess is that the records in the 'settings'-table are for the
> frontend-function only. Or might changing the name as described brake
> something ?
> Thanks for any advice and regards
> Yann Lehmann
This is not recommended. The settings are for frontend and backend. If
you use the restore to change "myth-backend" to "myth-frontend" in the
database, then "myth-frontend" will be treated as the backend and the
myth-backend will not work. You need to leave the database as is or
restore without changing any hostname. You will have to configure your
new frontend manually.


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