[mythtv-users] Master backend/storage, 1 or 2 machines?

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Wed Aug 16 18:20:58 UTC 2006

Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 8/16/06, Jim Minihane <MythTV at minihane.tzo.com> wrote:
>> I'm building a system with 2 slave backends (2 PVR-500s each, 8 DirecTV
>> D10-100s), one master backend and currently 2 frontends. The master and
>> frontends have no decoders. I was going to use network storage via NFS to my
>> file server, but things have changed. The master is a 1.8GHz Compaq EVO.
>> Would it be sufficient to serve as storage as well if I add eSATA storage?
>> My network is 100Mbps. I also have a second EVO 1.8GHz machine that could be
>> used as NAS, but I'd like to avoid that if possible. What would it take for
>> a machine to serve as master backend AND storage for an 8 encoder system?
> confused...
> and how are you going to connect 8 DirecTV units to only 2 PVR-500's?
2 backends, each have 2 PVR-500's, 4 connections per backend, 8 DTV 
boxes. Adds up for me.


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