[mythtv-users] Transferring recordings to another Myth setup

Jason Werpy jwwerpy at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 09:51:05 EDT 2004


On Fri, 3 Sep 2004 22:09:56 +1000, Kent Williams <kent2 at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I've got a stack of recordings (150GB+) I made for my GF over the past
> year, who now has her own Myth setup. I want to copy these recordings
> across to her machine so that I can reclaim my space.
> 
> Copying the files across isn't too much of a problem, but I'm not sure
> exactly what information in which tables of the database also needs to
> be copied across. None of the recordings are flagged for commercial,
> have positions saved, or cut point.
> 
> I don't suppose that simply copying the relevant entries from the
> 'record' and 'recorded' tables would be sufficient?
> 
> Has anyone created a script that would allow me to do this for a bunch
> of recordings automatically?
> 
> Any help would be very much appreciated.
> 
> Cheers,
> -Kent
> 
> 
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I think you could copy the recorded table over verbatim and things
would be ok.   One thing I've noticed is that if you update something
like title in the recorded table, a new timestamp gets put on the
record.  If you specify the timestamp, it seems to work ok.


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