[mythtv-users] USB over IP
jedi at mishnet.org
Sun Apr 4 14:46:53 UTC 2010
On Fri, Apr 02, 2010 at 11:58:05AM -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Friday 02 April 2010 11:40:58 am jedi wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 02, 2010 at 01:22:26PM -0400, Bill Bogstad wrote:
> > > On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 12:59 PM, Joseph Fry <joe at thefrys.com> wrote:
> > > >...
> > > > If you had a choice between putting say 8 USB tuners on one backend or
> > > > building a second backend because you only have 4 USB ports... wouldn't
> > > > you choose to only run one? This is assuming of course you are not
> > > > gaining any other advantage by having two backends, as the OP did not
> > > > suggest he had any concerns about the ability of his backend to support
> > > > more tuners.
> > >
> > > If sufficiently beefy your second backend could be your hot spare in
> > > case of hardware failure. With religious backups of your database and
> > > some scripting, you could get your restoration of service time to a
> > > few minutes. Get 5 nines (99.999%) WAF. :-)
> > I use the extra space on my frontend and backend boxes for all manner
> > of backups. With even a Revo you will end up with over 100G of free space
> > since Linux and MythTV take up so little.
> That's on a very slow 2.5" drive, and may not be the best place to store
> video, but for some backups it might be OK, if you trust those little drives.
I've seen those little drives outlast the laptops they came with. So those
little drives aren't necessarily a problem. The fact that whatever I am backing
up can be cloned n+1 times is the really interesting part.
The bigger larger drives seem to have all of the interesting problems these
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