[mythtv-users] Disaster recovery

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Feb 24 13:42:39 UTC 2020

On 2/24/20 4:18 AM, Andy Smith wrote:
> Hi,
> Lost the OS disk on my back-end in the week.  Fortunately, recordings, 
> videos and crucially, a database backup from the weekend are all 
> intact on a separate disk.  This was all running on Xubuntu 18.04 with 
> Mythv 0.29/fixes and a Hauppauge WinTV-QuadHD-DVB.
> Replacement root disk arrived and I have rebuilt the OS.  Am I right 
> in thinking that I just follow these steps (without going into 
> myth-setup):-
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mythbuntu/29
> sudo apt install mythtv
> sudo adduser $USER mythtv
> mkdir -p $HOME/.mythtv
> ln -s -f /etc/mythtv/config.xml ~/.mythtv/config.xml
> sudo reboot
> then stop the backend, import the database  backup using 
> mythconverge_restore.pl, restart the backend and I should be good to go?
> Thanks
Make sure your recording directories and files are correctly owned. If 
your new mythtv user has a different uid from the prior one you will 
need to change ownership of those.

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