Hi All.

I've got a running MythTV backend with multiple frontends environment here that's run almost flawlessly for years.  My backend is based on MythBuntu 8.10, and my frontends are MythBuntu 8.04 & MythDora (something).

I've just bought myself a tiny wee Acer Veriton L670G that I want to replace my main frontend with, but have found inevitably that I need a much more recent Linux OS on it to support its hardware.

Since Mythbuntu 8.04 and 8.10 are both MythTV 0.21 releases I'm now in a pickle - newer versions of Mythbuntu have the latest version of MythTV that is incompatible with my backend's version.  I *could* download and compile my own MythTV 0.21 but I'm trying to avoid that.

Anyway, long story shorter - has anyone upgraded from that old a version of MythTV/MythBuntu to a more current version?  Is it straightforward, or are there pitfalls I need to be aware of?

I'm currently thinking of building a new backend on an LTS based MythBuntu (10.04 I think is the closest LTS release) and upgrading that to the latest MythTV release and then testing my Veriton against that. If all goes well I'll back up my 2TB backend and wipe it and build it fresh clean from the start. 

However, an upgrade path that's proven might be easier as converting my 100s & 100s of hours of recordings to .avi is going to take the backend weeks to do.

Thanks in advance guys.