[mythtv-users] stoooopid question

Stephen Boddy stephen.boddy at btinternet.com
Thu Aug 11 23:49:08 UTC 2005

On Friday 12 August 2005 00:01, Robin Gilks wrote:
> Greetings
> Here's a good Friday morning silly question for you...
> I'm running a diskless Epia as a frontend and a backend with a crappy
> BT848 card. I'm about to put a pvr-150 into the Epia box - does this mean
> I'll have to run the backend code on the Epia machine to do recording?
> I assume I only require the one instance of mysql to handle the backend
> database stuff so the next question, as a consequence, is how to I ensure
> the Epia box (assuming it has to run the backend code) becomes a slave
> backend and not the master...

Yes, you will have to install mythbackend. You will only need the one mysql 
instance. You will probably have to fiddle with DB user priviledges to get 
the remote backend accessing the DB.

When you run mythtv-setup on the newly installed backend, there is an option 
for defining as a master. Keep it unchecked, and configure everything else 

> Can't find any good architectural descriptions of the functionallity split
> twixt front and backends :-((

What do you want? Pretty pictures! ;-P This stuff is in the docs, but you have 
to read it and grok it before you go off half-cocked.
Steve Boddy

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