[mythtv-users] mythfrontend configuration - where is it stored?

Phill Wiggin wigginp at mantech-wva.com
Wed Jul 20 14:41:38 EDT 2005

    I believe all of the myth-specific information (typed into the myth 
interface) is indeed stored on your backend server only.   If the 
backend were to go down, the frontend would lose connection and could 
not retrieve that configuration.  However, I assume (and this may be 
wrong) that the myth frontend retrieves all of it's important 
configuration data on startup.  As long as this is actually the case, it 
would still know when and how to execute that shutdown statement even if 
the backend dies.  If you were to bring up the frontend without the 
backend online, it couldn't retrieve its configuration information to 
begin with.  (Someone pelase correct me if I've got this situation 
wrong, thanks.)

    Just for clarification, the configuration of Myth frontends is in 
one of the tables in the mythconverg database (not the mysql database, 
that holds mysql specific stuff) that is accessed through the mysql 

--Phill W.

Mark Knecht wrote:

>   The database mysql would be on the backend machine, correct?
>   Are you telling me that when a backend goes down the frontend-only
>machine loses access to the one command it needs to shut itself off
>safely? If so that would be quite disappointing.
>On 7/20/05, Todd Bailey <toddb at toddbailey.net> wrote:
>>look in the database mysql.
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Mark Knecht" <markknecht at gmail.com>
>>To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>>Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 11:23 AM
>>Subject: [mythtv-users] mythfrontend configuration - where is it stored?
>>   I haven't found documentation on this item. Where is configuration
>>info for a specific mythfrontend-only box stored? For instance, there
>>is an option where I can enter a command string to execute when
>>shutting down. After I enter that string, where is it stored?
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