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cafedumonde

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Preferred Backup Method & MythTV
« on: September 15, 2016, 03:50:55 am »

This past weekend I did a restore of my LMCE installation from a system disc image previously captured using Clonezilla. Everything worked fine except that I had to set the backend IP addresses in mythtv-setup. Where 192.168.80.1 was used, I changed it to 127.0.0.1. Though the external IP had not changed, the install was broken and this fixed it in terms of allowing for viewing of live TV.

The "Don't Auto Configure" box is checked in the WebAdmin screen for the MythTV plugin.

Is this related to the restoration? Is Clonezilla a recommended way to backup and restore?

Otherwise, mythtv seems to break periodically, after weeks or days. Is this normal?



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Re: Preferred Backup Method & MythTV
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2016, 04:27:36 am »

MythTV working now. I did nothing. Sorry for false alarm.

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Re: Preferred Backup Method & MythTV
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2016, 11:49:53 am »

It would still be good to know if there is a preferred backup method. My hybrid system has two internal discs. A 64G flash drive, for /, /mnt/recovery, swap, and the boot partition. /home is on a 2GB SATA drive. I have been using Clonezilla for the flash drive and rsync for the SATA drive.

Is this a good backup method? What do others do? Please chime in.

I have not used the backup function in WebAdmin because I wasn't sure if it covered the whole system, including non-LMCE apps and media. What does this cover? Does anyone use it?

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Re: Preferred Backup Method & MythTV
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2016, 01:16:35 pm »
The backup method in web admin backs up the databases and pictures associated with media. All the rest should be backed up with whatever method one is most happy with.

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Re: Preferred Backup Method & MythTV
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2016, 03:29:55 am »

Thanks Posde.