[mythtv-users] URGENT HELP!!! Where does mythtv-setup put the backup after a schema update?
pemboa at gmail.com
Sun May 11 02:40:27 UTC 2008
On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 9:33 PM, Michael Jones
<michael at michaelandholly.com> wrote:
> I REALLY need some help here.. I screwed up big time! My mythtv
> system is a part of my family's entertainment system and the Wife, 6yr
> old and 2yr old (mostly wife) will be pretty tweaked at me if I loose
> ALL of the kids recordings. *insert groveling here*
> A friend of mine is playing with mythtv and he wanted to see if his
> laptop frontend could connect to my new .21 backend. *Ok.. I know..
> BAD visuals here. * I set him up at a desk, and walked away.
> While I was away, he ran "mythtv-setup" from his machine, and thinking
> that the program was updating his database, not mine, he selected yes
> when it asked him to update the database schema. Now.. this would not
> normally be much of an issue. However, in this case he's using a
> custom-compiled from SVN setup, and mine's from the latest binaries
> through YUM.
> Now.. if I start mythbackend it reports that the database schema is
> newer and cannot be used.
> I know, from when I did it myself that mythtv-setup *says* it's doing
> a backup and if it fails the old one is stored somewhere.
> The question is WHERE Is it stored? and HOW do I get it back? Is it
> just a full copy of the mysql/mythconverg folders? a dump file? etc.
> Am I screwed here? Or can I recover from this.
> The Jones Family
I have no indepth response, but I'll let you know right away that
running mythtv-setup should not delete the actual recordings... you
may however lose the entries to those those recordings in the
database... so you may want to copy those recordings if you have space
enough to do so. If you can't repopulate the database, you should be
able to play the recordings directly (sans mythtv)
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