[mythtv-users] Backend DB migration--replace or just restore?

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 18:59:41 UTC 2020

On Sun, Jul 26, 2020 at 2:54 PM DryHeat122 <dryheat122 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Alright, thanks again for your patience answering dumb questions.  I have
> installed the OS (18.04 since I had problems with 20.04) and mythtv. I have
> not yet run mythtv-setup.  There is a config.xml in /home/mythtv/.mythtv
> but not in /home/steve (in fact there is no .mythtv there either).  I am to
> the point where I'm going to restore the mythconverg from my old machine
> (which I have the idea I should do before running mythtv-setup).  The docs
> say I should
> echo "DBBackupDirectory=/home/mythtv" > ~/.mythtv/backuprc
> But if I do that the backuprc will wind up in /home/steve/.mythtv (which
> like I said doesn't exist)  Shouldn't this go in /home/mythtv/.mythtv
> instead?
> What I do before restoring the database is to run mythtv-setup one time.
That will create the mythtv user and put "steve" in the mythtv group. It
will ask you to logout.  but I just reboot.  The you  can restore the

Jim A
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