[mythtv-users] Central Storage
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Mon Mar 9 15:43:26 UTC 2009
On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 6:25 PM, <noelcollins at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>> Mark <fairlane at springcom.com> wrote:
>> lcollins at optusnet.com.au wrote:
>> > I am looking at 6-8 secondary backends (on FREE redundant P4 2.4GHz
>> machines which I limit to 1 HD stream or 2 SD streams ) and 5 Frontend
>> Machines; so I could have that many machines reading or writing to the
>> server at the same time. I will also be running the server with 1 PATA
>> HDD for the OS and 4 SATA HDDs in LVM for the storage to try to spread
>> disk access.
>> 1. 6-8 secondary backends? Have you heard that multiple capture
>> devices can be put on a single backend?
> They only have 3 PCI slots, 1 for tuner, 1 for gig ethernet, 1 spare ( maybe SATA later on )
> Also wish to keep heat load down within each pc.
Do these machines have any onboard ethernet? For 1-3 tuners plus any
commercial flagging that will occur 100bT will be fine, which gives
you room to really make each machine handle 2-3 tuners and lower the
number of running PC's needed.
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