[mythtv-users] Re-doing my backend
frasconebulk at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 19:31:12 UTC 2008
Finally, my last question.
In an effort to be more green, I'd like to get rid of my two rack-mount,
server class machines in my basement. Currently, one is a general purpose
server, with all my "important" stuff on it (< 80Gb), and one is my mythtv
The general purpose server runs DHCPD, DNS, sshd, samba, http, https,
mysqld, and anything else I think I need. It is also the root filesystem
server for two dedicated frontends. The mythtv backend has two PVR-500's,
and accepts video from a hdhomerun.
So -- to go greener, I'd like to move to a commodity motherboard (just
depricated one moving to an iMac), in a huge rackmount case.
Here are the questions:
I'd like my "important" stuff to be kinda backed up. Either with raid, or
maybe just mirror'ed onto the myth video storage -- just to be safe. I
think I should not worry about raid 5 here -- what do you think?
The mythtv video store is not important to me -- I was planning on just
buying a couple of 500Gb or so disks. No redundancy.
Can a normal 2.4Ghz CPU handle the job of those two file servers? (Video
traffic + room to spare for other low cpu things)? Keep in mind, I have 2
hd tuners, and 4 sd tuners. Plus, it has to handle serving filesystems and
video traffic to two dedicated front ends.
I think I'm going to be ok -- but I wanted to sanity check it with you
guys. I'm pretty sure server-class machines suck up WAY more power than
Thanks in advance,
P.S. I think that's all of my questions -- for now!
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