[mythtv-users] Anyway to have mythbackend and mysql server on different machines?

Rich West Rich.West at wesmo.com
Mon Dec 18 18:54:34 UTC 2006

Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> Listbox wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'd like to have mythbackend use a remote mysql server, instead of 
>> using a local socket file.
>> I've discovered that setting ~/.mythtv/mysql.txt only works for the 
>> frontend. If mysql is not running on the same machine, then 
>> mythbackend fails when it looks for the "socket file", and refuses to 
>> start.
>> Is there an equivalent to "mysql.txt" for mythbackend, or any other 
>> way to specify a remote mysql server?
> Can't you just run mythtv-setup on that system and change the database 
> parameters?
Just make sure that the local mysql server is down when you run
mythsetup, and it will prompt you for the new (correct) database paramters.


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