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    Looking to Find Type of Database the SKY + HD uses now in June 2020

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      Looking to Find Type of Database the SKY + HD uses now in June 2020

      Hello:

      I was wondering if anyone is willing to reveal what database version (e.g. MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite) the SKY + HD box uses. I know there was once upon a time a program that someone had figured it out but I suspect SKY silenced him so, as a result, I can't take the stuff from one HD and copy it to another! I'd like to try (for my own edification, of course).

      Thanks in advance for any information.

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      Re: Looking to Find Type of Database the SKY + HD uses now in June 2020

      Looking at the open source software available from,
      http://oss.sky.com/SkyHD/darwin-spk-1.19-GPL.tar.gz
      it would appear that the box uses SQL tools to access the relational database files held on the hard disk.
      I don't know whether there are any additional closed source tools associated with it but the software quoted above contains:
      • SQLite version 3.6.4
      • MySQL Client version 5.1.23-rc


      I would suggest making a disk image of the hard drive and using that for experimentation as you could easily corrupt the original.
      The disk contains one partition which according to the master boot record is FAT32 it is however a modified version peculiar to Sky+ HD boxes. Do not allow a filesystem check to fix the filesystem as this would corrupt the video files. Indeed it would probably be best to mount it "read only" which would allow you to read the database files or copy them to a different filesystem if you wanted to modify them. Although you could get a directory listing of the .STR transport stream video files accessing them would not be possible without the correct drivers for the XTV filesystem.
      Last edited by seawright; 07-06-20 at 11:40 PM. Reason: Changed video filename extension to .STR

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