[mythtv-users] Setting up a replacement Myth server
mythlist at assursys.co.uk
Tue Jul 26 15:45:21 UTC 2011
On Tue, 26 Jul 2011, Neil Bird wrote:
> I'm a month or so away from being in a position where I can finally
> update my 7-year-old MythTV server. When I first started considering this
> some time ago, I was going to move my tuner hardware across, but I feel that
> I'd be better off starting afresh and having my old tuner cards as backups.
I did something similar a while back.
> My main worry is around the maintenance of my database. I have accrued
> an awful lot of history and recording rules I'd like to keep intact.
I did my upgrade by shutting down mythbackend, doing a mysqldump of the
mythconverg database, then shutting down and transplanting the old discs
into the new machine. Once there, I copied the recordings, music, ROMs onto
the equivalent filesystems on the new discs, restored the database from the
mysqldump file and installed the latest version of MythTV. A few automatic
schema updates later, and all was well. YMMV.
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