[mythtv-users] Hardware advice for new combined frontend/backend
stichnot at gmail.com
Sun Dec 21 16:46:25 UTC 2008
On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 11:06 PM, Josh White <jaw1959 at gmail.com> wrote:
> It seems like a 4 core cpu with 4gb of ram should be able to handle the
> various tasks involved
I'm pretty much doing all this with a dual-core CPU and 2 GB RAM. I allow 2
jobs at a time, enable commflagging while recording, have 5 tuners (2 HDHRs
and a PVR-150), and can watch HD and browse mythweb while this is going on.
I tried using just 1 GB RAM, but then swapping would make mythfrontend feel
like an old tivo with its frequent delays when selecting a menu item.
I don't know anything about RAID, but it's good that you're planning for
enough disks that you can keep the DB separate from the recordings. That's
my biggest pain point, as I have two big disks with the OS/DB on one. The
best ways to help this were to enable fast deletes (ext file systems) and to
restrict mythfilldatabase to the wee hours when almost nothing is recording.
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