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

Mark (home) fairlane at springcom.com
Thu Aug 17 00:21:46 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 16 August 2006 11:29 am, Jim Minihane 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?
> Thanks, all.

*EIGHT* Sat boxes?????  Are you serving a motel or something?  I have only two
sat boxes on my setup and only VERY rarely ever need a third.  For a normal 
house, that sounds like wild overkill.  Or do you sit and watch TV 24/7?

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