[mythtv-users] Disk utilization on slave backend questions

Alex Brekken brekkal at gmail.com
Sat Jul 9 20:02:39 EDT 2005

Ok thanks, that makes sense.  

On 7/9/05, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> Alex Brekken wrote:
> >On 7/9/05, Chad <masterclc at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >>I just wanted to chime in and say that one does need NFS mounts IF
> >>they are using mythvideo/mythmusic.  I chose a central location for
> >>these files, and they are a subdir of my existing MythTV recordings
> >>directory, which is universally /mnt/MythTV.  So, on my MBE I create a
> >>directory /mnt/MythTV/videos and NFS export ONLY this directory to the
> >>frontends.  That way the recordings are still held locally in
> >>/mnt/MythTV, but the NFS mount directory /mnt/MythTV/videos is
> >>seamless.
> >>
> >>
> >Chad, so what you're saying is that if you want to listen to music it
> >needs to be stored on an NFS mount (unless it's on a local disk)?  So
> >in other words, if I have a master-backend machine that sits in the
> >basement with all the tuner cards and storage, and then a lightweight
> >frontend in my living room, if I want to listen to music through that
> >frontend the music needs to be sitting on an NFS mount in the backend?
> >
> >
> Well, the music could be on the frontend's disk--in which case there's
> no need for an NFS mount--however, in that case, you wouldn't be able to
> play that music on any other frontend.
> Backend data (TV recordings) are made available by Myth.  Frontend data
> (i.e. music, videos, images, games, etc.--basically all the data used
> for plugins) are not made available.  If you want it available on all
> frontends, you must use some network file system (NFS, Samba, etc.) to
> make the data available.
> Mike
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