[mythtv-users] What's the best Linux variant to use for a full wipe and reload?
anothersname at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 12 23:47:04 UTC 2010
On 13 September 2010 00:28, Michael Jones <mythtv at michaelandholly.com> wrote:
> I’m currently planning a full wipe and reload of my main MythTV backend (no
> frontend on this box) while Preserving my current recordings and database.
> I and would like some advice/insights on changing (or not) the strategy I’ve
> been using for several years (since .16 or .17 if I recall).
> I’m currently running a Dual Xeon 2.4 under FC 8 and .21-fixes. The system
> has 1TB of recording space, 1TB for Videos, and a couple other 1TB & 1.5TB
> Drives for general network storage. I have 2 frontends running in other
> rooms – but may be adding a 3rd sometime in the near future. The system
> currently houses 2 standard cable tuner cards (Hauppauge 150 and a 250).
> Channel changing is done with a 2 port IR blaster (the one that came with
> the Microsoft USB IR system) to the 2 small digital converters from the
> cable company. The system is running well, and we’ve been happy with it –
> but now it’s getting old and out-dated.
> I have been running Fedora for many years and am very used to the OS (I have
> a couple of other systems running FC12), but would be willing to change if
> there’s good reason to do so. I’ve always installed everything (myth and
> otherwise) from pre-compiled binaries and would prefer to continue doing so,
> again.. unless there’s good reason to do otherwise.
> What is the popular OS now for a primary backend? Is there a better/more
> supported OS to build this system on?
> Any recommendations, insights, suggestions, otherwise would be appreciated.
> I’d like to do this in the best “forward-looking” way possible.
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I'm running .23 fixes on a Fedora 13 x64 backend and numerous Fedora
13 frontends. The backend has 4 physical DVB-T tuners and 3 physical
DVB-S(2) tuners, these are all configured for multirec. I'm getting
myth from the rpmfusion repos, the frontends are a combination of
dedicated HTPC systems connected to 5.1 surround sound amps through to
laptops to kids use in their bedrooms. I've found over the last 18
months that both F13 and the rpmfusion version of myth have become
very stable and painless to upgrade. An OS and myth upgrade cycle can
now be done in about 6-7 hours for 6 machines and the whole system can
be back operational.
Unless there's a very persuasive reason to change I couldn't imagine
me going a different way now.
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