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Old 09-23-2007, 03:28 AM
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Copy recording schedule to another PC?

Hi,

I'd like to take my recording schedule from one installation of Sage and copy onto another PC running another full installation of Sage.

Is this just a matter of copying over the wiz.bin file, or does that contain other settings as well?

Is this even possible? Just trying to save the labor of redoing the schedule manually, so it's not a catastrophe if this is out-of-bounds.

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Old 09-23-2007, 06:00 AM
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The wiz.bin contains the schedule as well as all the shows, info, watched history, etc. Just curious in how are you using 2 complete installs of Sage TV? What is the purpose or problem you are solving doing that?

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Old 09-23-2007, 11:02 AM
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The schedule itself (i.e. the list of shows that appears on the Recording Schedule screen) isn't stored anywhere, but is calculated dynamically from info in your Favorites list and elsewhere.

If you're talking about copying Favorites from one setup to another, you might take a look at the web server add-on, which can export and import various kinds of information. Favorites might be one of those kinds.
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Old 09-23-2007, 12:01 PM
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The schedule itself (i.e. the list of shows that appears on the Recording Schedule screen) isn't stored anywhere, but is calculated dynamically from info in your Favorites list and elsewhere.

If you're talking about copying Favorites from one setup to another, you might take a look at the web server add-on, which can export and import various kinds of information. Favorites might be one of those kinds.
Well-you learn something new everyday. But something must be stored. If I do a clean install I have no favorites and nothing scheduled to record. If I copy my wiz.bin backup in there and start Sage again I have all my favorites and scheduled recordings. It must be storing something in there-even if it has to dynamically calculate it again, doesn't it?

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Old 09-23-2007, 01:00 PM
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I'm not sure I follow your question. Obviously your favorites are stored in wiz.bin. And if you've marked any airings for manual recording, those marks are stored as well. That information, plus the EPG data, is the input to the scheduling algorithm. What you see on the Recording Schedule screen is the output. So if you restore the same inputs and run the algorithm again, sure, you're going to get the same output. No surprise there.

My point to the OP was that there is no file on disk containing that output that can just be picked up and copied to another machine, and even if there were, it would still be an output, not an input. If you want to recreate the same schedule, you need to do it by setting the up the same favorites and/or manual recordings that produced that schedule in the first place.
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:03 PM
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The wiz.bin contains the schedule as well as all the shows, info, watched history, etc. Just curious in how are you using 2 complete installs of Sage TV? What is the purpose or problem you are solving doing that?
I didn't like the sound of the Server/Client set-up, with the server doing a lot of the work for the client. One installation is all mine, and the other one is for the wife/kids to use during the day. I wanted to eliminate any kind of library sharing or over-the-network resource sharing. Maybe I missed something, but it sounded liek the best way to do that was two individual Sage installations.

I did mean just copying over the favorites from one to the other (to use as a fail safe while we're on vacation).
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Old 09-23-2007, 01:14 PM
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I'm not sure I follow your question. Obviously your favorites are stored in wiz.bin. And if you've marked any airings for manual recording, those marks are stored as well. That information, plus the EPG data, is the input to the scheduling algorithm. What you see on the Recording Schedule screen is the output. So if you restore the same inputs and run the algorithm again, sure, you're going to get the same output. No surprise there.

My point to the OP was that there is no file on disk containing that output that can just be picked up and copied to another machine, and even if there were, it would still be an output, not an input. If you want to recreate the same schedule, you need to do it by setting the up the same favorites and/or manual recordings that produced that schedule in the first place.
And my thought to the original OP was the only way he COULD possibly do it would be to copy a wiz.bin from one installation to another. Thereby moving his "recording schedule" (favorites and manual rec) from one to another. I know there was no other file that stored that info.

The other thing I didn't understand was he reason for 2 installations. But I see now that he wants to keep his shows seperate from the wife and kids. Since Sage doesn't support individial users within Sage where you could keep shows seperate or share them if you want, then his seperate installations is the only way he has to accomplish this.

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I did mean just copying over the favorites from one to the other (to use as a fail safe while we're on vacation).
If you just want to keep a backup of your Sage config, simply copy the wiz.bin and sage.properties files in the sage directory onto something safe (USB key, CD-R, etc).

If you really need to backup/transfer favorites, then my webserver plugin can do that:
In the web-interface menu: Schedule Recordings->Favorites manager
Right-Click on the XML button and Save Target As...

You now have a backup of favorites that you can import at any time with SageTV->Import XML file in the webserver...
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