[mythtv-users] Remote backend server, best way to sync with local backend

Steve Christall mythtv at mctubster.com
Fri Sep 22 11:37:24 UTC 2006

Hi all.

After moving hemispheres, my wife and I are missing TV from our old 
country (mainly documentaries).  I am planning on shipping a mythbackend 
to a friend, where he will connect it to an aerial / power / Internet.

I then will control the recording via ssh / http tunnel.


1 / It will be recording DVB ie mpg2.  So to get the size down I guess I 
will have to transcode? the recordings.  At 720x520 ish how big will the 
recordings be per hour at a reasonable quality?

2 / I will then need a script that syncs the new recordings back to my 
mythbackend where I will watch them.  Has anyone done this?  Is there 
anyway to script the new mytharchive export / import (so I can get the 

3 / I thought I read about a way of sleeping the box and having it wake 
on an alarm to record.  Is anyone doing this with reliability and if so 
what hardware do I need?

Any suggestions appreciated

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