[mythtv-users] partial restore of database from backup
jfabernathy at gmail.com
Mon Oct 21 14:59:06 UTC 2019
Like many I do daily backup of my mythtv database. However, I've only
used that backup when building a new setup of hardware that will
hopefully be doing the same function as the old one, once the database
is restored and the recordings copied to the right directories.
What I'm doing now is different and not sure if the saved database can
help. I'm build an additional mythtv backend that will be used to
record some of the same programs but it started with a clean database.
Both backends are set to record for example "NCIS". My main backend has
been recording those since the beginning of the series so when a rerun
comes on it will not record it again because it once recorded it long
ago, even though it's been watch and deleted.
The new backend will recorded it because it has no history. Some of the
reruns are not tagged as such and using that record flag doesn't solve
So my question is, can I export the record history of a program or all
programs from one backend to another so the new backend will not waste
time recording something that's already be seen?
I know that there are easy ways to just delete the recording, but I'm
curious if this can be done.
There are several reasons I want to do this, but one is I want to avoid
my wife deleting a program we both watch that I have not seen yet. The
"watched" icon doesn't always get noticed by her.
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