[mythtv-users] MythTV Secondary FE/BE Setup Advice
myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Sep 2 15:32:23 UTC 2008
On Sep 2, 2008, at 8:20 AM, James Crow wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-09-02 at 08:04 -0700, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
>> Running a slave backend without any tuners is not a supported
>> configuration. It might work, it might set your cat on fire.
>> If you want to use your new machine for storage, NFS export paths
>> that machine, mount them on your master backend and use the paths as
>> if they were local. That is a supported configuration.
> Thanks Brad. I seem to remember a discussion on this list about
> a master BE without a tuner. AFAIR the concensus was that a master BE
> without a tuner is unsupported, but I do not recall any mention of a
> slave without a tuner. Maybe that should be added to the docs.
> like "If you plan/want/dream of having a slave BE it must have at
> one tuner in it."
> It seems that NFS is my only option.
I don't think it's limited to master backend. Every reference I could
find just says "backend".
That aside, if you don't have a tuner, there is no reason to run a
backend. If you want to rip DVD's, run mtd. If you want to flag
commercials or transcode, run mythjobqueue. NFS gets you through any
file access-related issues.
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