[mythtv-users] Are there any docs that describe the split
between mythfrontend and mythbackend?
Scot L. Harris
webid at cfl.rr.com
Fri Sep 16 02:35:16 UTC 2005
On Thu, 2005-09-15 at 21:33, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> W.Kenworthy wrote:
> >Are there any docs that describe the split between mythfrontend and
> >mythbackend? Where are the files stored, which has the tv cards, which
> >has the database (backend) and so on. This seems to be missing from the
> >website docs.
> The backend has capture cards. The frontend plays back recordings and
> executes the plugins (MythVideo, MythMusic, MythGame, MythWeather,
> MythGallery, MythNews, MythBrowser, etc.).
> Files can be stored on any network-accessible filesystem. Database can
> be on any network-accessible host. In other words, the filesystem and
> database are not "a part" of Myth. The same holds true for Apache--if
> using MythWeb, it can be hosted on any web server with network access to
> the database and the backend.
> All of these can be on the same physical machine or can be spread out
> across as many different machines as you have to spare... In other
> words, there's no requirement for a particular configuration (which is
> why it's not really documented--too many variations possible).
Can you explain how a slave backend/front end system works with a master
backend/front end system? Setting this up for the first time this
weekend and am not sure I understand how this will work.
If I understand the install process correctly I set up the slave
backend/front end system just like the master backend/front end except I
don't run mythfilldatabase and configure the slave to point to the
What I am not sure about is if I need to setup nfs to mount the /video
from the master on the slave system. And if I don't does the slave
backend have a way to save the recorded files to the /video file system
on the master?
I suspect mythgallery requires nfs mount of the picture directory.
Any other pointers for such a setup?
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