[mythtv-users] Setting up a replacement Myth server

Richard Morton richard.e.morton at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 17:19:08 UTC 2011

Are you changing myth versions?
Devs would say to use mythconvergbackup/restore scripts.
Especially if the host name is changing...

Please excuse brevity and pistakes this email was composed on a mobile

Thanks and best regards,

On Jul 26, 2011 5:02 PM, "John Pilkington" <J.Pilk at tesco.net> wrote:
> On 26/07/11 16:45, Alex Butcher wrote:
>> 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
>>> some time ago, I was going to move my tuner hardware across, but I feel
>>> I'd be better off starting afresh and having my old tuner cards as
>> 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
>> the equivalent filesystems on the new discs, restored the database from
>> mysqldump file and installed the latest version of MythTV. A few
>> schema updates later, and all was well. YMMV.
>> HTH,
>> Alex
> Here's a parallel thread from yesterday!
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/486916
> John P
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