[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. ;)
> 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.
I have 5 Drives. I wonder how much power a PC with 5 drives uses?
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