[mythtv-users] Best diskless front-end. Power saving time!

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Wed Sep 13 19:55:52 UTC 2006

Quoting jack snodgrass <mrlinuxgroups at gmail.com>:

> I've started looking at using autofs for as many drives as I can,
> moving stuff around so I can have as few 'permant' drives and
> spinning down the drives that are unmounted by autofs. This
> should reduce the heat, noice and electricity used by my
> drives. I'm still working out the details. Do you have a lot
> of drives in your systems? I've got 2+TB and I don't really
> need all of that data mounted all of the time. ;)
> jack
> On 9/13/06, Matt Rude <mythtv-users at mattrude.com> wrote:
>>  Quoting list at onnow.net:
>>  > I have two dedicated machines that are on 24x7.  One is storage and
>>  > the other the backend.  I want to start saving some power as the bills
>>  > keep going up.
>>  > I am thinking that I will agregate all to one backend, and then put in
>>  > a couple of diskless frontends that use LTSP and boot off of the
>>  > server as well.
>>  >
>>  > Does anyone have this scenario anywhere?  What machines have you had
>>  > luck with?  How was sound etc...?  I have seen little diskless HP
>>  > machines like the HP T5505 that I thought might be good.  Then at
>>  > night etc... just shut them down and have the power button do a
>>  > shutdown on them too.
>>  >
>>  > Looking for what has been known to work and such.
>>  >
>>  > Mark
>>  >
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>>  I am currently using minimyth that boot off my backend via PXE and work
>> great it is using a VIA M mainboard and out puts to the TV nice and clear.
>> -Matt
I have 5 Drives.  I wonder how much power a PC with 5 drives uses?

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