[mythtv-users] Mutiple Backends on different Cable TV systems

R. Geoffrey Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Thu Dec 1 15:59:54 EST 2005

On Thu, 1 Dec 2005 12:43:14 -0700, Dave Packham wrote:

>Can I install a backend at work with one cable channel lineup and my
>main back/front-end at home with another cable channel lineup and have
>them work together?
>They both have different channel lineups.

No reason that separate backends cannot have different lineups. We do it
all the time with different cards. Everything would be controlled from the
master backend. One of them would be a slave backend. The master would
hold the database.
I think the problem would be the storage of the programs recorded by the
slave machine. AIUI, all recordings are made to one folder. So this might
only work, if you had a third machine which was the storage site for all
of the backends. But you may have severe latency problems with a remote
box. I don't think the backend/database can deal with separate stores for
individual backends.

Then again having one storage box could be quite efficient if you could
get over the remote storage aspect.


R. Geoffrey Newbury                          newbury at mandamus.org
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