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

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Mon Jul 27 15:53:04 UTC 2020

On Mon, 27 Jul 2020 07:48:28 -0700, you wrote:

>On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 2:36 AM Stephen Worthington <
>stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz> wrote:
>> On Sun, 26 Jul 2020 14:59:41 -0400, you wrote:
>> I would second this.  You do need the "steve" user set up before doing
>> a database restore.  You need a config.xml file in all the right
>> places:
>> /etc/mythtv/config.xml
>> /home/mythtv/.mythtv/config.xml
>> /home/steve/.mythtv/config.xml
>> And you do need both the .mythtv subdirectories set up properly do be
>> able to have config.xml files in them.
>I followed Jim's advice and things seem to be set up this way now.  I must
>say, I don't get why Myth was designed this way, with config files
>sprinkled all over the place.  Seems like one ought to suffice.   But

Having a separate config.xml file for each user allows mythfrontend to
be pointed to a different backend.  I do this to connect to the
backend on my mother's MythTV box and to the one on my test PC.

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