[mythtv-users] MythTV on new OS

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Sat Jul 11 10:31:13 UTC 2020

On Sat, 11 Jul 2020 11:13:19 +0200, you wrote:

>I want to reinstall Debian unstable on my computer. Of course I would 
>like to keep my configuration, list of recordings and so on.
>Debian and /home are on 2 dedicated partitions.
>I suppose I have to backup database and import it on the new OS ? 
>Database = mythconverg-1361-20200619090837.sql.gz (for example) ?
>How to import it on new system ?
>Other hints ?

You use mythconverg_backup.pl to backup the database and
mythconverg_restore.pl to restore it.  Before restoring on the new
system, you have to do a normal install of MythTV so that the
mythconverg database is set up correctly and there are GRANTs that
allow access to it using the /etc/mythtv/config.xml file.  Both .pl
files have full help using the --help option, but take a look at the
web page for the proper procedure:


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