[mythtv-users] System Upgrades Re:] Live TV files not cleaned up
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Mon May 14 18:27:39 UTC 2007
On 05/14/2007 02:19 PM, Brian Wood wrote:
> Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> On 05/14/2007 01:20 PM, Brian Wood wrote:
>>> Well I only have 425 days of uptime. I keep "meaning" to upgrade, but
>>> then I figure why should I mess with something that's working fine and
>>> doing everything it needs to.
>>> The problem is that, as the newer versions diverge more and more from
>>> the 0.19 I'm using, my ability to help others is reduced. The only thing
>>> worse than no information is wrong information.
>> And, the other (future) problem is that as the newer versions diverge
>> more and more from the 0.19 you're using, when you finally have to
>> upgrade (i.e. because of hardware failure like Mark's or whatever),
>> you'll have to read a /lot/ of changelogs, do a /lot/ of research on
>> required configuration changes, and do a /lot/ of testing all at one time.
> What I am doing is building a new machine, with a couple of PVRs in it,
> and I have obtained an HDHR. I also have a couple of spare Plextors and
> an HD-3000, none of which are used by the current machine, which has 4
> PVRs in it.
Yeah. I wasn't saying you should upgrade, just trying to give equal
time to the other side of the, "If it ain't broke," argument. :)
> (does this sound like I'm a "video nut"?)
> At some point I'll bring the new machine online, run both of them for a
> while, and gradually switch over.
> Probably not the most economical way to proceed, but I think it's the
> best from a technical and stress point of view. This way I shouldn't
> have to do anything in a hurry, as that's what usually gets folks into
I did the same for my major rebuild (new OS, change from 1 combined
frontend/backend with DISH network and 2 PVR-x50's to 2 dedicated
backends recording OTA HDTV with 2 pcHDTV HD-3000's each and 1 dedicated
frontend). I have many times in that past (and this time too) agreed
with your value of time versus value of money arguments. :)
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