[mythtv-users] Cleaning my DB?

Christopher Kerr mythtv at theseekerr.com
Fri May 28 13:42:26 UTC 2010


On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 11:39 PM, Derek Stark <lemongecko at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all:
>
> I'm about to move to .23. Notice how I didn't say "upgrade"? I'd like to
> clean a lot of things out of my database. I've got a phantom tuner, tuner
> IDs in the high teens, settings from old front ends that are gone, etc etc.
> The only thing I really want to keep are my recordings.
>
> Does anyone have an idea how I should go about this? Should I do the schema
> upgrade & then start blowing records away from tables that offend me?
> Attempt to reinsert the recordings into an empty .23 mythconverg?
>
> I am not afraid of the MySQL command-line and have written a few SQL queries
> in my day (previous life as a web programmer), but that doesn't mean I'd
> know what to do within the MythTV context.
>
> Or should I just punt and export all my recordings out to MythVideo?

I believe a partial restore (see the wiki page for the restore
scripts) will restore only recordings and recording rules.

- Chris


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