[ubuntu-mythtv] Problems Finding Backend after Move???

Lawrence Houston mythtv at greenfield.dyndns.org
Sun Jul 25 19:44:30 BST 2010


Although GPartED was able to handle Mythubuntu's EXT4 Partition, after all 
the my Partition "Massaging" there were a few Minor "Problems with the 
Existing Backend, so after all that I opted for Fresh Installation 
anyway...  After copying the Recordings Folder, I followed the following 
"Migration" Instructions to restore the Database:


So far this "Permanent" 1 GHz/512 MB/160 GB Backend is performing pretty 
well, although Commercial Flagging makes other "Concurrent Functions" a 

Lawrence Houston  --  (MythTV at GREENFIELD.dyndns.org)

On Mon, 19 Jul 2010, Karl PT wrote:

> Hi, I'm sorry for my late reply. Yes, you can expand your Mythbuntu
> install to fit your 160 GB hard drive. Using the live system from an
> Ubuntu CD, open Gparted in System > Administration. Then select the
> drive in question from the drop-down box. By default, Mythbuntu 10.04
> uses one big ext4 partition for both the system and media like
> recordings. You should be able to right-click on the ext4 partition and
> resize it to fit the drive. Just make sure you have a backup of your
> data. As for mythtv recognizing the old recordings, I'm not sure. I've
> never come across that problem. Good luck,
>   Karl
> On Wed, 2010-07-14 at 01:26 -0400, Lawrence Houston wrote:
>> Karl:
>> The "Issue" was NOT knowing that both the Master Backend Address and the
>> Local Backend Address had to be External IP Addresses for the UPnP Server
>> to be "Activated"!!!  I had only changed the Master Backend's IP Address,
>> which meant I could see what TV Shows had been recorded but could NOT
>> actually fetch them from any machine other than the Master Backend!!!
>> I had chosen the Hauppauge HVR-1600 since it does Hardware Encoding for
>> Analogue Signals, such that it should be workable on a "Lesser" machine...
>> After changing both IP Address I was able to Record a "Test" TV Show this
>> Evening and Mythbuntu seemed to worked fine on this "Old" ASUS CUSL2
>> Clone, well during my first test anyway...
>> Will see what I can do about making a copy of MythTV's Recordings
>> Directory, since now I am having problems expanding my MythTV Partition to
>> use the Entire 160 GB Disk anyway???
>>                                                   Larry .....
>> On Tue, 13 Jul 2010, Karl PT wrote:
>>> Hi, about a year ago I also ran into this same problem. It turned out
>>> that changing the IP address of the master back-end was the issue. I
>>> also use a low-end box for the master back-end, however because the
>>> Hauppauge card I have is an encoding card, it works fine with old
>>> hardware. If I recall correctly, the Hauppauge HVR-1600 is also an
>>> encoding card. While I am not a mythbuntu or mythtv developer, I do know
>>> that setting the master back-end's IP address back to what it was fixed
>>> the issue for me. In case you don't know: you can find your recordings
>>> in /var/lib/mythtv/recordings. I hope this email helps solve your
>>> question.
>>>   - Karl
>>> On Tue, 2010-07-13 at 13:58 -0400, Lawrence Houston wrote:
>>>> MythTV Users:
>>>> Initially I had a "Part-Time" MythTV (Mythbuntu 10.04) Backend running on
>>>> my Desktop Computer (DELL GX280: 2.4 GHz, 2 MB RAM) and it seemed to
>>>> working fine...  Then I was given a Clone (ASUS CUSL2: 1 GHz, 512 MB) with
>>>> intention of making it a "Permanent" Backend...  Moved the "Existing"
>>>> MythTV Backend's HD and Hauppauge HVR-1600 into the ASUS CUSL2 Clone...
>>>> Adjusted the Bind and DHCP Daemon on my Local Ubuntu 8.04 Server for the
>>>> "New" DNS Hostname/IP Address Combo of the ASUS CUSL2 Clone and the
>>>> /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts on the Existing MythTV Backend's HD to
>>>> reflect those changes...  Adjusted the IP Address/DNS Hostname of the
>>>> MythTV Frontends and Windows Clients (who access MythTV through its Web
>>>> Interface) and now I am having problems pulling the existing TV Recording
>>>> over the LAN...  Either doing nothing transfers or there is a complaint
>>>> about there being NO MythTV Backend at that IP Address!!!!
>>>> Is there more to change on a MythTV Backend which has been moved to a
>>>> "New" Machine/DNS Hostname/IP Address or is a ASUS CUSL2 just NOT strong
>>>> enough to be a "Permanent" MythTV Backend (Analog ONLY Recording from our
>>>> Cable TV Service)???  I wanted to keep the existing MythTV Installation
>>>> with the TV Shows which have already been recorded, rather than installing
>>>> a "Fresh" MythTV Backend on the ASUS CUSL2 Clone...
>>>> Lawrence Houston  --  (MythTV at GREENFIELD.dyndns.org)
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