[mythtv-users] Retrieving old Myth database for new install
David Brieck Jr.
dbrieck at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 14:11:56 UTC 2010
On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 10:04 AM, John Coman <jc at protypegraphics.com> wrote:
> I had a MythTV setup using Ubuntu 9.04. I was having problems and decided
> to upgrade to 10.04.
> Upon restart after installing 10.04 my system crashed and would never boot
> I then installed 10.04 on a new partition along with Myth. That all seems
> to be working but I don't have access to any of my old recordings. Also the
> database that tracks which shows have been recorded is not available.
> To summarize:
> Original Myth 9.04 on partition A.
> New Myth using 10.04 on partition B
> All myth recording on a different Drive X.
> How do I tell Myth to look on Drive X?
> I still have the original although corrupt files on Partition A.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
If the partition is still readable, you should be able to click Places
and it will list your un-mounted partition. Click on it, then browse
to the mysql folder ( var/lib/mysql ) and copy the myth database into
your current mysql location. You'll probably need to fix permissions,
but this should get you started.
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