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Migrate from Airtime

This guide walk you though the steps required to migrate your data from Airtime to LibreTime.


Airtime linked files and watched folders features are either deprecated or not working in LibreTime.

LibreTime dropped support for Ubuntu 16.04, which is the last supported version of Ubuntu that Airtime supports.

Make a backup

Backup the configuration

On common setups, you need to backup the entire /etc/airtime folder.

Backup the database

You need to backup the PostgreSQL database, which holds the entire data of your installation.

Here is an example to dump your PostgreSQL database:

sudo -u postgres pg_dump --file=airtime.sql airtime

Please read the pg_dump usage for additional details.

Backup the storage

You need to backup the entire file storage, which holds all the files of your installation.

The path to your storage was defined during the installation process, the default storage path is /srv/airtime/stor.


Install LibreTime on a new system by running the installer, and don't run the setup tasks.

Restore the backup

Restore the Airtime backup on the newly installed LibreTime server.

You have to restore the database, the files storage and the configuration files.

Update the configuration files

Update the configuration file to match the new configuration schema and update any changed values. See the configuration documentation for more details.

Edit the Icecast password in /etc/icecast2/icecast.xml to reflect the password used in Airtime.


Restart the LibreTime services and navigate to the LibreTime web-page.