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

Jim Minihane MythTV at minihane.tzo.com
Thu Aug 17 11:40:15 UTC 2006

Yup. Wild overkill.
Dude, I got clearance from the wife for that many DTV boxes. I'm gonna
build to that spec. If it turns out I don't need them, I can just shutdown
a slave and cancel accounts on 4 sat boxes. Plus, I like a lot of stuff on
Sci-Fi Channel that I never get to watch. That will eat up one tuner by
itself. Plus, the speed channel, etc.
I've already got most of the equipment.
3 Dell P-III 1GHz towers (2 plus spare)
2 Compaq P-4 1.8 GHz desktops (1 plus spare)
5x8 multi-switch
22 (that's right, 22) D10-100s (spares, expansion, etc)
Serial control cords
1 PVR-500 (Need 3 more)
2 Serial-PCI cards
2 Dell P-III 1 GHz SFF desktops for frontends
Need 2 FX5200 (6600) AGP low profile cards.
Need 2 Serial IR receiver.

-----Original Message-----
From: "Mark (home)" <fairlane at springcom.com>
To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 20:21:46 -0400
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Master backend/storage, 1 or 2 machines?

> 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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