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October 24, 2008
Ireland Ireland
I'm running MP 1.23 on XP SP3. No major issues for about 5 years. I've had to drop the Mysql database a few times over the last few months, either by using the command line utility, or just uninstalling tv server and reinstalling. The symptoms were that WEBEPG would get stuck at writing data to the db. The latest is that when I go into TV Guide or Recorded TV the data is missing and MP complains of missing label, until I restart the PC.

This wouldn't be such a hassle, except that the webepg channel mappings are not included in the export function. Anyway, I digress.

Is there a case for using MSSQL? or does anyone know of similar issues?


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    Hi doogle

    MSSQL is worth a shot. The MySQL MyISAM tables that TV Server uses are not transactional, so the MSSQL DB may prove more reliable.



    Portal Pro
    October 24, 2008
    Ireland Ireland
    After the latest rebuild all is well thusfar. I wonder if a well fragmented drive would have any impact on the db?

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