[mythtv-users] Re: Strange MythBackend troubles

Druid mythtv-users at fastdruid.co.uk
Tue Dec 6 17:24:53 EST 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 16:49 -0500, Mike Frisch wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 05, 2005 at 11:26:44PM -0800, Jeff Clemens wrote:
> >    So occasionally, my master backend gets into a strange state.   I have a
> >    frontend and a backend running on each of 2 boxes.  The master backend
> >    occasionally gets into a state where the frontend will report that the
> >    backend is down when trying some things (like deleting a recording for
> >    instance), but other menu items that use the backend work fine.  When it's
> >    in this state, neither frontend works correctly.
> >    /sbin/service mythbackend restart fixes the problem temporarily.
> I cannot offer much other than to say the same thing happens regularly
> to me.  I cannot predict when it will happen but it happens somewhat
> frequently.  It is as if the frontend loses track of the backend.

I think this is what has happened to me on a few occasions, the backend
has stopped recording, the status page works still works but the
frontend won't play but lists all the shows etc.

Again a rcmythbackend restart fixed but I didn't discover exactly why it


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