[mythtv-users] diskless backend?

Alex Brekken brekkal at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 15:20:06 UTC 2005

To be honest, I don't know if this would work, but even if it did - I'm
curious to know what the benefit would be? When watching liveTV you'll be
doing a full roundtrip with the video-stream across your network. Why not
just do the capturing where the disks are and have a diskless frontend?

On 10/10/05, Joe Harvell <jharvell at dogpad.net> wrote:
> I am considering building a diskless mini-ITX frontend/backend using NFS
> over switched 100base-T for the storage. I would be capturing at most
> two streams at a time and watching at most one.
> Has anyone done this? Any problems with the setup?
> Also, when watching live TV, does the backend read from the file and
> stream to the backend? Or does it take what it is capturing and both
> write it to the file and stream it to the frontend? If it reads it from
> the file, then is there any likelihood of the data being cached?
> --
> Joe Harvell
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