[mythtv-users] New install - Backend, multiple frontends - re ccomendations
JMoseby at nrbindustries.com
Fri Aug 25 16:26:27 UTC 2006
> That server should be plenty. A terabyte of space should be
> good too.
> It depends on how much you record. Though if you have 6 tuner
> cards, you must be planing on alot.
I am thinking 6 tuners because we have 4 bedrooms, plus I like
picture-in-picture capability, plus any scheduled recording tasks. I want
to rip my entire DVD collection to disk, and all my CDs and MP3s into the
music library, and all my digital photos into the gallery, etc. So I will
need a lot of storage.
> I would carry gig to all desktops. Not much extra expense
> these days if any.
I could do that by simply replacing the switch, but it opens the opportunity
for a single desktop to saturate the network. If 100M to the desktops will
do, its a safer way to go. That way, they can only run the network up to
> Also, deiskless is alot of extra effort. Again, small
> harddrives are
> cheap and you can install many and use with just a frontend with
> minimal effort.
> Diskless takes some effort and will cause problems/confusion on setup.
You're right, it is some extra effort and added complexity, but I need to
keep the frontends silent if possible. I am comfortable setting up diskless
workstations, so I don't think this will be a factor.
Thanks for your response.
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