[mythtv-users] Using the mythconverg_backup.pl script (slightly OT)

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Dec 3 18:07:07 UTC 2009


On 12/03/2009 12:51 PM, Bill Bogstad wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>   
>> However, in the case of the backups from the backup script, the files aren't
>> renamed for rotation, so rsync (or whatever) will work fine for copying to a
>> remote system.  The backup files are always of the format <dbname>-<db
>> schema ver>-<date time>.sql (and possibly compressed), so you'll see names
>> like:
>>
>> mythconverg-1244-20091202114527.sql.gz
>> mythconverg-1244-20091203114555.sql.gz
>>     
>
> Thanks for the correction.  I run KnoppMyth R5.5 whose backup script
> (mythbackup) does use the foo.NUMBER convention
> which has this problem.  For some reason, I thought we were talking
> about the same script.  Sounds like I should upgrade
> at least that part of my system.

You can get the backup/restore scripts as described at 
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Database_Backup_and_Restore and they should 
work on any distro and any MythTV version.  (If not, please let me know.  :)

Mike


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